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Millicent Floral Art have new name and venue

by Sue Pappin for 5THE FM newsonlinewattlerangenow

Since the group came together in May last year it was meeting at the Millicent Showgrounds. However as from Tuesday 1st July the Millicent Floral Art and Garden Club Incorporated will now hold its meetings in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Sixth Street, Millicent.
The only changes to the original format are the name and venue change. The aim of the Club hasn’t changed – to promote Floral Art throughout the community through education and recreation.
Anne Ashby, a qualified floral art judge is the instructor. Her entries in the Millicent Show last year were examples of her work, while photographs of her prize winning exhibits in major events are evidence of her amazing talent for thinking ‘outside the square’
Each month Anne demonstrates a simple technique which can be used in an arrangement. A short meeting is then held before a lunch break after which Anne demonstrates an arrangement which members are encouraged to bring to the next meeting.
At the June meeting Anne showed how to make a rose from the folded husks of a corn cob. Anne demonstrated a fruit and flower arrangement which included threading work. Anne gave numerous examples of horticultural things which can be threaded on wire or fishing line- seed pods, gum nuts, wooden beads, grapes, brussell sprouts. The list is only limited by your imagination.
A simple crescent arrangement was also demonstrated by Anne.
During the first year of the club members have been encouraged by many tips to keep costs down with garage sales and op shops being a good source of inexpensive containers. Painted milk cartons are often used as containers. A trading table of pot plants and cuttings also help to keep expenses down for members.
Artificial flowers are often used so don’t be deterred if you don’t have many flowers growing in your garden.
New members of all ages and abilities are always welcome and are asked to bring a pen, notebook, camera, lunch and drink. The Club meets at 10am and finishes no later than 3pm with the first two sessions being free for new members.
For further information phone Sue 87332275 or Chris 87344086

Two records were set at the Millicent Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

bmt groupNew records set at the Biggest Morning Tea

by Sue Pappin for 5 THE FM newsonlinewattlerangenow
 Sue Pappin, Sue Vanderheul (Millicent) Sue Vanderheul (Mt Burr) and Sue Pollard, hosted the event for the first time and another record was set with a grand total of $2726.85 being banked. $1423.40 was raised at the 2014 event which doesn’t include a donation of $300.00 from the Millicent Lioness Club and $270.00 raised at Banksia House which included ABMT mug sales. The grand total also includes ABMT mugs sold at the Rendelsham ABMT and at Beachport Medical Services, along with donations handed in before and after the event those who were unable to attend the morning tea.
This amazing total would not have been possible without the support of the Millicent Community. The 4 Sues appreciate the support of the S.E. Times and 5 THE FM and the Millicent businesses and loyal supporters who donate all the raffle and door prizes.
The Presbyterian Church and members of the congregation have supported the ABMT for 8 years now as the number of people attending has grown too big for the Sues to manage on their own. They help with catering, do a lot of work in the kitchen then help to clear the hall after the event.
Since Sue Pappin first hosted an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at her home fifteen years ago in 2000 she and her co-hosts, along with their many supporters, have raised a little over $16,000 just by having ‘a cuppa that counts’.

Severe weather warning issued for much of SA


Friday, 27 June 2014 9:51am

In Adelaide it may be all blue skies now, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds across much of the state today.
The warning is for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast and Flinders districts.
A strong front near Ceduna is expected to be near Minnipa to central Kangaroo Island around midday, the Adelaide area and South East coast mid afternoon and the eastern border this evening.
Locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to accompany the front with further showers to follow.
Ahead of the rough weather the State Emergency Service recommends that you should move vehicles under cover and secure loose items.