On Saturday, September 21, the Presbyterian Church will again welcome Spring with its annual Spring Fair and Flower Show, following a tradition that has continued for over 100 years.


At the Spring Fair visitors will be able to enjoy a delicious smorgasbord lunch, homemade cakes, biscuits, jams and lollies.

Also on offer will be a selection of local plants, produce and homemade crafts.

Dawn McInnes, a renowned rose specialist and cultural judge, will again be judging the flower categories.

“These include Spring flowers or flowering shrubs that are now out in your garden or interesting arrangements which can include purchased plants” a Spring Fair organiser said.

“If you have a nice flower in your garden, or like arranging flowers, why not bring them along?

“You could win “best flower in show”, or “best arrangement”, both could win $50 in prize money.

“This year will see some interesting flower arranging choices, including “anything but flowers”, and “fruit and foliage”.

“These options are in respect of the drought, given that some people may find it difficult to obtain many flowers.

“Included this year are the kids’ novelty arrangements, which were spectacular last year, a new section for high school students “flowers in craft”; and the much coveted men’s cakes section” the spokesperson said.

“There are two categories in the men’s cakes section – just chocolate cake in one and ‘other cakes’ in the other. Again the cake to beat will be that of the Rev. Sam Smith, who won this section for the last two years.

“For more information about the categories, please see gardening outlets around town and other supporting shops, the Coles notice board, and the Presbyterian Flower Show Facebook page.”

For further information please contact the Rev. Sam Smith on 6792 2128.

See next Tuesday’s Courier for more details.