Coffs Harbour Garden Club this winter looked for a community engagement activity which could benefit the Coffs Coast community. With the winter slow down happening in gardening, it was decided that members could get cracking on an indoor pursuit. A beanie making competition with a horticultural theme got the tick and after judging, the beanies would be donated to a local Op Shop for sale.
Competition organiser Simon Young was bowled over by the response from members and their families, ‘the beanies had to have a garden or horticultural theme and that is exactly what we got’ Simon said. ‘There were around 30 beanies made with some very impressively creative horticultural themes’, said Simon.
Judging was conducted at the July club meeting by President Margaret Hunt, ably assisted by Sue Young. Their task was not easy to single out first and second from the stunningly worked beanies, prizes were gift vouchers from loyal Spring Garden Competition Sponsors, Bonville Landscape Supplies. Congratulations to all members who participated in this community engagement activity.
The beanies are now displayed in the front window of the Save the Children Op Shop, 66-90 Harbour Drive, Coffs and they may be purchased to keep the winter chill off in what has turned out to be a fairly cool winter season.