Generous donation at Cowra Garden Club's final meeting for 2021

President Heather Kiely presenting a cheque for $1000 to Lesley Cummings and Anne Jefferey from Cowra Riding for the Disabled.
President Heather Kiely presenting a cheque for $1000 to Lesley Cummings and Anne Jefferey from Cowra Riding for the Disabled.

On Thursday evening, December 2, the Cowra Garden Club held their final meeting for this year in the beautiful garden and aviary surround of Gary and Pam McKay's home on Dawson Drive, Cowra.

Members wandered through to view the majestic setting in twilight before resuming to conduct the meeting by President Heather Kiely.

With the arrival of COVID causing a halt to some monthly meetings and events, the Cowra Garden Club had a successful year with interesting guest speakers, trading table and bravely held four Open Cowra town gardens.

The first, Heather Kiely's on November 6, with beautiful Spring weather and three more gardens - John and Judy Dutton in Dawson Drive, Norm and Chris Palazzi in Grenfell Road and Garry and Gloria Kibbler in Taronga Drive on Saturday, November 13.

On this day the rain bucketed down with strong winds but a steady flow of visitors came through viewing the beautiful gardens.

The COVID Safe Rules were strictly observed with the support of Garden Club members coming to rotate the roster to man the entrances all day in such inclement weather was an amazing effort to make the event such a success.

President Heather Kiely was delighted to make a presentation of a cheque of $1000, made from funds from both events.

The cheque was presented to representatives Lesley Cummings and Anne Jeffrey from the Cowra Riding for the Disabled.

The evening continued on with a wonderful supper brought by members for a shared Christmas table.

The raffle was drawn and first prize was won by Vanda Cassim and second prize went to Robert Oliver.

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