Hundreds of people came to admire the floral displays at this year's Country Challenge Orchid Show at Shepparton's McIntosh Centre.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 8, 2014 3:37am
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club president Malcolm Campbell at the Country Challenge Orchid Show on Sunday.
Stunning floral displays from orchid clubs across country Victoria drew more than 800 people to Shepparton’s McIntosh Centre at the weekend.
The Country Challenge Orchid Show is an annual competition 11 competing orchid clubs host in rotation.
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club secretary Brenda Wise said the club had been excited to have the competition in Shepparton.
‘‘It wasn’t like our normal shows, this is something that can happen once every 10 years and you have to be invited by the committee to do it,’’ Mrs Wise said.
‘‘It turned out really, really successfully and the committee were very impressed with it.’’
Mrs Wise said the club had been pleased to see hundreds of people through the doors during the two-day event.
But she said the icing on the cake was winning the perpetual trophy for the best stand.
‘‘The show was magnificent and to top it off we won the trophy and that’s what the competition is all about, trying to win this trophy,’’ Mrs Wise said.
Parents hugged and kissed their children goodbye for the day as they prepared to leave them at school.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Echuca Football Club keeps rolling out the red carpet with another recruit arriving at Victoria Park.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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Locals were entertained by the Nagambie Larks choir and the local line dancers.
Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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