Banksia Beach Garden Club’s 2018 Friendship Day

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

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A COMMON INTEREST

There is no doubt that people who are enthusiastic about their chosen hobby find it a very rewarding experience to spend time with others who share their interest and this was the reason why keen gardeners from across the region got together at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre for the Banksia Beach Garden Club’s 2018 Friendship Day recently.

Featured Image(above): The raffle prizes waiting to be claimed

The event began with a well catered for morning tea on the deck at the rear of the centre and as they arrived, guests were given a copy of the Moreton Bay Region Visitor’s Guide and a small information guide to disaster preparedness which also contained seeds from a selection of herbs. These were both provided by Division One Councillor Brooke Savige along with the Moreton Bay Regional Council and they accompanied a small re-usable carry bag which was also handed out.

Those who wished had the opportunity to peruse the many bargains that were available at the plant and craft stalls prior to the commencement of the official part of the day. The guest speaker on the day was distinguished biographer and memoir writer, Dr Jim Lergessner who presented what could best be described as a very humorous talk on the various stages of life.

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The craft stall attracted many bargain hunters

The Friendship day was also attended by Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson MP and Division One Councillor Brooke Savige who gave an informative talk to the attending “green thumbs” about the new rules that relate to Verge Gardening. As well as everyone having the chance to be a winner in the raffles that were drawn, three guests were the winners of the lucky door prizes which were generously donated by Ms Simone Wilson MP, artist Gail Greening and the Bribie Island Nursery. Banksia Beach Garden Club President Desley Horsfall said that she regarded the day as a great success.

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There were a great selection of plants for sale

‘Some of the visitors told me that it was the best Friendship Day that they had ever been to,’ Desley told me. Anyone who would like information about becoming a member of the Banksia Beach Garden Club should give Desley a call on 3408 8470 for all the details.

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