Delights aplenty at annual exhibit

May 24, 2018

Celebration: Valerie Pendlebury and Pamela Parker cut the cake to celebrate the Katamatite Uniting Church Group's 30th 'Pearl' anniversary.

The Katamatite Uniting Church Craft Group marked its 30th anniversary at its annual craft day on May 8.

Group foundation members Valerie Pendlebury and Pamela Parker had the honour of cutting the cake to celebrate the milestone.

According to member Margaret Hodges, people from all around the shire went along to see and purchase exhibits by members which consisted of sewing, crocheting, china painting, handmade jewellery and much more.

Being so close to Mother’s Day, plenty of children from Katamatite Primary School were brought to the Katamatite Memorial Hall to purchase gifts for their mums.

‘‘Many of the stallholders had made items especially for the children, a wonderful sight to see,’’ Mrs Hodges said.

‘‘Some nursing homes and planned activity groups in the surrounding areas such as Shepparton, Tocumwal, Yarrawonga and Cobram brought their residents by bus to see the varied crafts, as well as to enjoy a lovely morning tea.’’

The raffle table abounded with five large prizes and a monster grocery hamper which were drawn throughout the day.

‘‘It was a very successful and tiring day, but we will be back to do it again next year,’’ Mrs Hodges said.

She said times were changing for craft groups in many areas surrounding Cobram.

‘‘Nowadays, because of the lack of general crafting groups in many areas, our group has members who travel from Benalla each week for their crafting,’’ she said.

‘‘We meet each Tuesday behind the Katamatite Uniting Church and would welcome new members with open arms.’’

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