SPRING FAIR: St Martin's Anglican Church will celebrate seventy years of blooms.
SPRING FAIR: St Martin's Anglican Church will celebrate seventy years of blooms. Contributed

A blooming start to spring

A LACK of rain won't stop the Tara community from celebrating the beginning of this year's spring season.

St Martin's Anglican Church will host its annual Flower Show and Spring Fair on Saturday September 7.

St Martin's liturgical assistant Michelle Heuston said the Spring Fair began 70 years ago.

"Back in 1948, the ladies guild suggested a fete and basket picnic be held to celebrate the extensions of the church at the time,” Mrs Heuston said.

"It's continued over the years and developed into a fruitful event for families and friends to enjoy.

"The flower show has become an annual part of the event and even in the drought we have some truly beautiful entries from the region.”

Alongside checking out the amazing blooms and foliage on display, families will also be able to enjoy a program full of activities including live music, market stalls, raffles, several competitions and a free kids' zone.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary there will be a big era-themed costume competition.

Attendees are encouraged to don costumes from the Flower Power, Rock 'n' Roll or '40s eras.

"We are also lucky this year to have Dr Nita Lester as our guest speaker,” Mrs Heuston said.

"Dr Lester is a botanist giving two sessions that will no doubt provide something beneficial and interesting.”


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