Flower show a chance for creativity

Clinton School pupils (from left) Tova Collie, 12, Ava Wells, 11, and Henry Sutherland, 8, show off their grass creations at the Clinton Flower Show held at the Clinton Community Centre last week. 

The 88th annual flower show attracted entries from all around the area, including out of the district.

The flower show produced floral art, children’s entries and various baking and preservative categories at the show.

Clinton Flower Show committee members Jean Anderson and Lana Read said the annual show brought the community together and the local children put their "heart and soul" into their entries.

"It has been a great way to bring the community together throughout the years," Ms Read said.

"It’s exciting to see how inspired the kids get, especially the young ones.

"They get so excited to see how they have placed and how their friends went, too."

People were able to view the show for the afternoon and evening and presentations for entries which placed high were held on the evening of the show. The committee was looking forward to the event next year, she said.