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.
SPC Ardmona KidsTown has featured a beautiful wooden fruit bin maze for about 20 years, but over time the structure has started to deteriorate.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have suffered a defeat at the hands of the Wangaratta Magpies at Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta.
One message has come through loud and clear to me during this long campaign
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders made it three wins from three grades at Harrison Reserve on Sunday in round five of the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.
TRADIES are usually part of the furniture at the Criterion Hotel on a weeknight, but last Wednesday they shared the space with some Australian political high-flyers.
SPONSORED: TAKE a trip to Bendigo this July and enjoy a country-style holiday, plus a jam-packed program of events at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2016.
Avenel win easy
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Australian Hearing Bus is stopping by Heathcote to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness, to locals in the community.
Udderly delightful merchandise will be on offer around the Cobram district to help support dairy farmers facing tough times after suppliers Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced price cuts.
Deniliquin’s Kayla Smith will travel to Canada on Wednesday to compete in two major athletics meets.
Murray Goulburn will open with $4.31/kg milk price for the 2016-2017 year.
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