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More than 950 entries in the
Otautau Garden Club's autumn
flower show filled the town hall to
near capacity last month.
The show, held on February 25
and 26, featured sections for
decorative, cut flowers, roses
and dahlias along with jams
and preserves, photography and
handcrafts. The vegetable section
enjoyed increased entries and the
children's section was also well
TROPHIES: Trish Brinsdon
(Vegetables); Tyren Cormack
(Gladioli Children's Section);
Margaret Webster (Champion
Dahlia); Raewyn Black (Most
Decorative); Sam Flett (Vegetable
From Own Garden); Mavis TeMaro
(Champion Entry Handcraft)
MOST POINTS: Euphemia
McGlen, Joan Rodgers (Novice
Decorative); Jill Anderson, Betty
Flett (Intermediate Decorative);
Raewyn Black (Open Decorative);
Ken Davidson (Vegetables);
Derek Bruin (Children's Section);
Elaine Davidson (Dahlias); Diane
Barkman (Photography); Trish
Brinsdon (Cut Flowers); Cathie
Brown (Rose Section); Gail Jukes
(Handcrafts); Diane Barkman
(Jams & Preserves); Trish
Brinsdon (Most points in show)
SPECIAL AWARDS: Trish Brinsdon
(Cut Flowers); Gail Jukes (Roses);
Elaine Davidson (Dahlias); Ken
Davidson (Vegetables); Diane
Barkman (Preserves); Zac
Halford (Children); Rachael
Manson (Photography); Julie Quin
(Handcraft); Martha Broughton,
Jonty Carron (President's Prize for
Blooming great show
fills hall to capacity
Dahlia steward Margaret Webster attending to the entries in the Otautau
Garden Club's autumn flower show last month.
The latest exhibition at the
Otautau Museum is something of
A Heady Affair.
That's the title given to the
three-room display of hats and
scarves from past and present
that opened last month and will
continue to be on show until April
Publicity officer Graham Barkman
said the hats and scarves theme
was the brainchild of museum
trust president Muriel Brown.
It was to have been a short-term
display to give museum volunteers
more time to get items together
for the next district exhibition.
However, the response surprised
everyone, with many people keen
to loan items spanning several
eras, Mr Barkman said.
"We were overwhelmed with the
stuff that came in."
The collection includes everything
from wedding hats and veils, to
helmets worn by firefighters over
Like all exhibitions at the Otautau
Museum, entry is free although
donations are appreciated. The
museum is open between 2pm
and 4pm on Wednesdays and
Sundays or by appointment.
Meanwhile, planning for the next
exhibition, which will focus on the
Fairfax district, is well advanced.
Museum trustees would like to
hear from anyone with information
or photographs that could assist
with the Fairfax display.
If you have items of potential
interest, please phone John Low
on (03) 215-9472. Mr Barkman
can be contacted on (03) 236-
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