By Kyra Gillespie

The best and brightest blooms were on show this weekend at Lang Lang’s 111th Annual Flower Show on Saturday 11 November.
The Lang Lang Community Centre hosted the historical event which was described as a “huge success” with more than 100 people in attendance on the day.
“The weather gods smiled on what turned out to be a beautiful day,” event co-ordinator Lauren Baker said.
“We had just under 25 entrants and over 100 people visit.
“The scent of the roses as you walked in the door was just magnificent.”
To make it a truly spectacular affair, Devonshire tea was offered upon entry as well as a sausage sizzle hosted by the Lang Lang Men’s Shed.
Three lucky visitors walked out with raffle prizes under their arms.
The first prize was a quilt donated by Sue Stitches, which was won by Dot Motton.
The second prize was hamper donated by Bunnings East Pakenham and Mint Mowing, won by Irv Hambleton.
The third was a shrub and seedlings donated by Chairperson of the Committee Liz Wilson.
On display were the winners of the Champion Rose, Champion Exhibit and Most Successful Exhibitor, who each won special rosettes.
The Champion Rose was won by Olivia Brew, who is only nine-years-old. Jane Coop won Champion Exhibit and Carol Summerfield took the title of Most Successful Exhibitor.
“We really want to thank our sponsors Facey’s Nursery, Oasis Horticulture, Bunnings East and Mint Mowing, who made the day such a success,” Ms Baker said.
“We also want to thank Carrel Kennedy, Karen Brown, Wendy Bailharz, Jan McGregor, Di Conber, Marg Hambleton, Graham Baker, Irv Hambleton, Dieter Balehart, Liz Wilson, Gwenda Preston and Lauren Baker for all their hard work behind the scenes.
“Without these people it wouldn’t have happened,” she said.
The show has a long and proud history.
“The event was originally run by the St John’s Anglican Ladies Auxiliary but over recent years they have reached the age which has made the running of the show more difficult,” event co-ordinator Marg Hambleton said.
“The local historical society ran it for one year for fear of losing it altogether.
“The community centre rallied to the cause last year and again organised the show this year.
“It’s always a great day out for the keen gardeners who enter their blooms in a variety of sections.”

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