Cowra CWA Evening Branch plans for milestones with one off Sydney Royal Easter showbag

With next year marking 200 years of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) and 100 years since the formation of the Country Women's Association (CWA), a unique celebration is in the works to mark the milestones.

The CWA Show Catering Committee is calling on members across the state and the Cowra community to get creative and help create an item synonymous with the Sydney Royal Easter Show - a one-off showbag.

Chair of the CWA Show Catering Committee, and member of the Cowra CWA Evening Branch, Rowena Casey, said she was aiming for 1500 showbags.

The showbags will be placed on a CWA promotional table near the Tea Room which proved popular last year as people lined up due to COVID restrictions.

"We think the showbags will sell quite well," she said.

Mrs Casey said CWA members are creating lavender bags and pocket koalas to pop in the showbags however anyone in the Cowra community is welcome to contribute.

"The bags can be made from recycled doilies, wide ribbon, fabric scraps and look particularly pretty if decorated with ribbon and lace complimenting the chosen fabric," she said.

"The bags could then be put in a cellophane bag, or wrapped, and sealed with a sticker.

"We are happy for any amount of the homemade koala bears but we would like them in the three CWA colours, grey with blue and gold."

Mrs Casey said she would appreciate donations of dried lavender at the moment to create more bags and any contributions can be dropped off at 4 Denman Street, Cowra.

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