Our Lady Help of Christians Parish's Rose Show and Floral Art Weekend

Children brought a world of colour to the 17th annual Rose Show and Floral Art Weekend in Warrnambool. 

Event co-coordinator Sue Smith said the interest in Our Lady Help of Christians Parish show was “wonderful” with some visitors just attending for a cup of tea and a chat. 

“We’re having a great weekend and it’s been well supported,” she said. 

Ms Smith said the submissions on the day were beautiful with more roses displayed than in previous years. 

“It’s been a great year for roses with all the rain.”

Ms Smith said every student at Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School had submitted a floral creation to the show, themed Children of the World

It’s a good community out here and a great church to belong to.

Sue Smith

“That’s 360 just for the children,” she said.

“They all created wonderful arrangements.”

Show judge and local floral artist Margaret Laurence awarded Ros Thomson with a first prize for her floral art piece Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Ms Smith said proceeds from the raffle would be donated to St Vincent de Paul’s Christmas appeal. 

“It’s a good community out here and a great church to belong to,” she said.

"We’re supporting Vinnies and they’re supporting the families of East Warrnambool in need.”