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.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
TRUCKtalk magazine all the rage with local truck drivers.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
An unknown sum of money was stolen from Benalla Golf Club this morning after thieves broke into its gaming room.
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