By ROBYN BRISTOW
The Waiau and Scargill earthquakes have shaken the foundations of a long established event, but it has not stopped the Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society’s 108th annual Spring Show from going ahead.
The quakes damaged and closed the traditional venue, the Scargill Hall. But through the generosity of John Carr, the society is taking the show to the iconic Tipapa Woolshed at Motunau Beach Road, Greta Valley on Wednesday, September 30.
In keeping with the disruption, the theme is “The Show Must Go On” with entries being taken for flowers and items between 8.30am and 10.15am on Wednesday morning.
Sections include Daffodils, Cut Flowers, Decorative, Needlework, Sewing, Knitting, Cookery, Home Produce, Art, Photography, Craft, with sections for Open, Novice and children’s entrants.
Doors open to the public from 1pm with entry being $3 for adults with children free.
Raffle tickets are available and there will be food, drinks, vegetable seeds and locally grown organic seedlings for sale.
For information and to download a catalogue go to the society’s Facebook page – Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society.
Catalogues will also be mailed soon to RD3 Amberley and rural delivery households in Greta Valley or contact the secretary for a copy on 022 624 0425.