Clutha Valley Flower Show

Tin arts . . . Sculpting in steel is a popular children’s category. PHOTOS: NICK BROOK
Star power . . . Clutha Valley Flower Show committee members Julie Williams (left) and Adele Byers stand by Isobel Jack’s first-prize, hand-stitched Christmas decorations.
Trash to treasure . . . Jairah Gelacio’s miniature ‘‘wearable art’’ festival of dolls costumed in recycled material, which won the councillor’s choice award.
Hall monitors . . . Clutha Valley School children enjoy exploring the flower show. Many of them had entered exhibits.

Organisers of Friday’s flower show at Clutha Valley Community Centre said the event had been a fixture for at least 45 years. Fine examples of blooms, food, photography, handcrafts and children’s creativity from around Clutha were entered and appreciated by visitors, including residents of the district’s retirement homes. ‘‘It’s a very social event for all ages to celebrate talent, skill and creative hard work,’’ coorganiser Adele Byers said.