Dawn Geyer pictured with her flower arrangements at St. Bartholomews Anglican Church, Alstonville. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Dawn Geyer pictured with her flower arrangements at St. Bartholomews Anglican Church, Alstonville. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Alstonville a blooming show

"Alstonville is full of things for people to do," says resident Russ Green.

Alstonville is buzzing with excitement this week, with the community focused on presenting the biggest show to date.

One of the activity centres is Summerland House Farm, where the Woodcraft Club offered some demonstrations and displays today.

Toys, furniture, decoration and puzzles are made there, but above all, they make good friends.

Supervisors Russ Green and Allan Jackson explained that the club currently has 100 members.

About 25 of those members are women who enjoy woodcraft.

"They are much better at detailed work, we boys like to destroy things," he said.

Their club is open Friday to Saturdays at Summerland House Farm, 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville.

The club also hosts a small shop offering woodcraft products to the public.

Meanwhile St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Alstonville today opened a floral display that has been five months in the making.

The display features a floral carpet featuring over 500 leaves, plus flowers and candles.

Visitors can also see flower arrangements for a wide range of occasions, such as 50-year anniversaries, Eastern, christenings, engagement and weddings.

This is the first time the three day flower exhibition has been part of the Alstonville Show.

Flower group coordinator Dawn Geyer worked with eight other volunteers to get every floral arrangement ready for this week.

The floral celebration is open at the Anglican Church in The Avenue, Alstonville until Sunday and all it will cost you is a gold coin donation.

More details about the Alstonville Show can be found on their website.



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