Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Elham?
Kent Floral Art Club day took place in the delightful village of Elham near Canterbury. Despite the heat we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the day, catching up with friends, shopping opportunities and a great day of entertainment. In the morning we were entertained and informed by Brenda Eyres with a talk entitled "If you Want to Get Ahead..... Get a Hat!". Following our packed lunches in the garden of the hall enjoying the scenery, we were completely wowed by the extremely talented Mark Entwistle who had travelled from Cheshire to be with us. Mark's gentle style, fabulous designs and generosity of tips and information meant that the audience leapt to their feet for an extended standing ovation.
Photographs were taken by Pauline Pearce and have been published with kind permission from Brenda Eyres and Mark Entwistle.
Frindsbury recently said bon voyage to their lovely chairman Avril Lake. Avril has been a member of the Frindsbury Floral Art Group for over 40 years and the chairman for nearly 30 years. We join the club in wishing her good things for her move to the south coast with her family. All her 'girls' in Frindsbury will miss her hugely, especially her wisdom and gentle encouragement.
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A new feature at On The Catwalk! was a people's choice award. It was amazing that over 1200 people voted! It was also fabulous that every exhibit in the show received at least one vote so each competitor's design touched someone!
In first place with a whopping 158 votes was the dress dubbed the "Princess Dress" by one little girl created by Marion Matharu and Angela Harnedy. In second place with 144 votes was the "daring" dress by Sue Zacharias and Anna Ardolino. In third place with 91 votes was the dress that many people said reminded them of a Thai costume by Jacqui Simms & Jean Hoar. In fourth place for her exhibit in "Natural Style" was Valerie Frewin with 84 votes. In fifth place with 64 votes was Zoe Hawkins' stylish hat.
Thank you to all the public who voted. Photographs by Pauline Pearce
We were delighted to make an extra special award this year to Zoe Hawkins of Herne Bay. Zoe has been an inspiration to us all for many years with her contemporary designs. Zoe has been given a Lifetime Achievement for Competition Work Award. Congratulations Zoe.
Photographs by Pauline Pearce
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