Wonwondah Fleece and Flower Show delights visitors | Photos

A PROUD tradition continued when Wonwondah Hall hosted its annual fleece and flower show on Sunday.

Dozens of people bustled into the hall to see hundreds of entries and listen to guest Jo Gardner speak about her Laharum-based business Australian Wildflowers.

Horsham’s June McGennisken is a flower steward for the show. She said there were about a hundred entries in the flower section.

“We had 29 entries alone in one section of roses,” she said. “There are a lot of people here this year. Last year it was a little down, but I think Jo speaking might have encouraged a few more people to come.”

Horsham’s Lottie Harris said she enjoyed looking at the lilies and birds of paradise in particular.

She visits the show each year.

Wonwondah Hall committee president Jill Warren said she was happy with the number of entries overall.

“The children’s section entries were very good this year,” she said.

“We had 30 entries in the fleece section, which is about average.

“We were pleased with that because each year it gets harder and harder, and our stewards do a great job in rounding up fleeces.

“We even had two from Dadswells Bridge.”

Alan Hutchinson won the champion fleece.

Mrs Warren said the hall committee sold the fleeces and used the money to make improvements at the hall.

The fleece and flower show is the main hall fundraiser for the year.

“We normally get about $1000. We plan to improve our garden section with the money raised this year,” Mrs Warren said.

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