What a great 1st day we had for Wrapped in St Marys!
Radio interview with Chris Whisbey on ABC Statewide at 7.12 am, yarnbombing at 8 am, and power poles wrapped by 9 am.
The rest of the day was full of activity, with the market in the town hall, exhibitions at Gone Rustic, St Marys Childcare and the Community Hall. There was a great ‘buzz’ as people strolled around admiring the street art and taking advantage of all the activities on offer, such as an exhibition of batik panels by St Marys Highschool Students:
Fifty people attended the awards presentation at 4 pm. Event co-ordinator Rita Summers welcomed everyone and expressed thanks to all the sponsors and participants. Afternoon tea with locally made pizza and cream sponge cakes, as well as hot sausage rolls, party pies and mini spring rolls, warmed and fuelled everyone before votes were taken on the connected textile art display. Janet Drummond, co-ordinator of the St Marys School Association Op Shop, presented certificates and vouchers to the winners (Rita and Ros).
Then GET president Peter Troode spoke briefly before handing over to Vice-President Wendy Fowler, who presented the awards with assistance from Break O’Day mayor, Sarah Schmerl.
The winners for 2013 are:
Group, junior category – St Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)
Group, adult – St Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)
Connected, theme, 2nd – Kelly Farrell (certificate and $150)
Connect, theme, 1st – Judy Duckett (certificate and $250)
Open, textile art – Stitchedupmama (certificate and $300)
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the entrants! The standard was very high, and the judges had a difficult task in deciding on who should receive the awards. An executive decision was made to offer a 2nd prize this year in the theme category because of this dilemma. Rather a nice position to be in!
It’s been quite a weekend Rita…the quality of all the exhibits across the board was terrific, Personally I’m exhausted but very happy with how it all came together .. well done to all of us I say… lots of amazing acts and contributions made it all come together to make something pretty special. And Well Done Rita for being the driving force behind extending the, already terrific, car show into something even bigger and better.
Good feelings all round, Wendy – what thrilled me most also was how various organisations, businesses and individuals worked together to make it all work so well. I really enjoyed co-ordinating the event, and look forward to even better things next year! =D
Hope to be there next time
Would love to see you, Aukje! I’m sure you could do a wonderful power pole wrap too … =D