Craft on show as CWA marks 90 years

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Creative bunch: CWA exhibition entrants Judith Hanna, Amelia Bicknell, Barbara Hunt, Cheryl Umbers and Maggie Holdsworth. Picture: Yanni

JAMS, cakes, crochet, needle work and photography will be among the hotly contested entries at the Country Women’s Association’s creative arts exhibition at the Peninsula Community Theatre next week.

They will feature among a wide range of arts, crafts and cookery exhibits from 10am, Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 April, at the venue in Wilsons Road, Mornington, as the association celebrates 90 years of service. Market stalls will sell hand-made goods.

Mornington Peninsula Group president Marnie Turner said the local branches will “go head to head in what’s always a tight competition”.

“The ladies get quite competitive,” she said. “We’re talking about our junior members right through to our over 90s.

“The crochet and knitting categories have always been extremely competitive, as have the fruit cakes and scones. In recent years the floral arranging has really taken off and so has the photography.”

The CWA has 10 branches on the Mornington Peninsula after opening in Red Hill and Somerville last year. Three branches meet in the evening and seven during the day.

“We continue to see younger women joining us,” Ms Turner said. “At its core the association is about friendship.

“It’s about women supporting women as well as advocating within our communities and giving back.”

She invites visitors to “come along, grab a scone and chat about the association’s achievements and how you could be involved!”

Entry is $5; children Under 14 free with accompanying adult.

Details: CWAMorningtonPeninsula on Facebook or call 0409 140 508.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 April 2018

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