Flower and Floral Art show a sweet success

Waiau Pa held their annual Flower and Floral Art show on 11-12 November. The show was originally part of the women’s division of the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club.
The show began in the early 1940s, and when the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club closed down, lady members of the Women’s division carried on with the flower show.
It has continued as a single entity and is one of the main events in the area attracting people from all over the region and beyond.
The trophies and cups belonged to the women’s division and all have special significance, being donated by many local families.
In the last few years, the show has been run on both weekend days to let more people visit. Entry numbers fluctuate but the quality of entries gets better each year.
The following list of results for 2017 is for only the overall points, plus champion bloom and rose, and supreme decorative.
Overall Winner of show- most points. Glenys Laing, 82.
Runner up J. Johnston 57
Third in show J. White 47.
Rose section winner G. Laing; Champion Bloom J. Johnston.
Cut Flower section G. Laing (also champion Bloom)
Decorative Winner G. Smith, also supreme decorative.
Runner Up L. Fitsemanu
Novice N. Cooper
Vegetable Section winner J. Johnston
Runner Up G. Laing.
Caption: Glenys Laing, overall winner of show (most points)
Caption: Jeaneen White with her winning roses.
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