Mildura Weekly : Friday August 29 Vol 8 No 43
RIVERLAND 19 FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 MILDURA WEEKLY.COM.AU DAWN GLEN grew up in a family of gardeners in Victoria, but it wasn’t until 2003 that she took up grow- ing orchids. The 87-year-old Berri woman said that until then she had been content with a front garden and a few ferns in a small shade-house. “I started in 2003, my sister in Mildura, Mavis Thompson, gave me one,” Dawn said. Now she has about 100 orchids. A member of Riverland Orchid Society, Dawn regularly takes along a plant for the show bench at club meetings, as well as displaying at its Winter Show, Orchid Spectacular and the Loxton Show. However, she is happy to pick up a prize or two, and had no expecta- tions of winning a major award. In fact, when she went to the recent third annual Winter Show in Berri, the first place Dawn headed was to the kitchen, where she was rostered to work. “I had just arrived in the kitchen when one of the men congratulated me,” Dawn said. “He took me over – I just couldn’t believe it – Grand Champion - it was unbelievable. I only thought I was being taken to see that I had won first prize. “All the big growers have been winning for years, I never ever had it in my mind that I would win grand champion.” Society secretary Marianne Lynch said there were 137 plants, benched by 13 exhibitors at the Winter Show. “Dawn was in shock when she saw that her plant had won grand champion, so overwhelmed that we had to get her a chair,” Marianne said. “She sat there for over 15 min- utes just staring at her plant. It was great to see the prizes were spread around to a lot of people. So heart- warming to see new winners get so excited.” Marianne said the event sur- passed all expectations. “It was pleas- ing to see five exhibitors entered in the show for the very first time,” she said. “The hall was ablaze with co- lour as there many different types of orchids on display. The show was judged by Australian Orchid Council judges, Leslie Gunn from Adelaide, and Kevin Cattermole from Port Pi- rie. • Continued next page Dawn Glen says gardening is in her blood, with her parents and brother all keen gardeners. However, Dawn said she couldn’t have been more shocked when she took out the grand champion award at the recent Riverland Orchid Society Winter Show. This week Dawn is busy preparing her prized plants for the annual Orchid Spectacular in Berri Town Hall, and took time out to talk orchids with Mildura Weekly journalist BEV STORY. Dawn content with an orchid situation Terms and Conditions: 1. Entries open Friday the 15th of August 2014 and close 5pm Friday the 26th of September 2014. 2. Prize is a Sony A65 Premium Digital Camera and Lens. 3 . All photos entered must have been taken by the person entering them. 4. Entrants may submit a maximum of 10 photographs. 5. Finalists will be short listed with Mildura Weekly readers voting for the ultimate winner. 6. Winner will be notified by phone with their photo being published in the Mildura Weekly on Friday 28th November 2014. 7. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. 8. Entry is open to all residents of Australia (Excluding Mildura Weekly staff and immediate family members). Send in your high resolution photos via email to email@example.com or drop them into the Mildura Weekly office at 424 San Mateo Avenue Mildura. Be sure to include your name, address and contact phone number with all photos submitted. WIN A SONY A65 PREMIUM DIGITAL SLR CAMERA KIT WITH LENS! WIN A CAMERA! Here is your chance to get your photo published on the front cover of the 2015 Green & Gold Mildura Phonebook and Simply send us your landscape photo of a Sunraysia location. Be sure to include a person in the image, and be as creative as you like! Send in yo as you PACKAGEVALUEDAT$2,000 Corner Etiwanda Avenue & Fifteenth Street Mildura WITH THANKS TO produced by local people, for local people T 5021 1782 | F 5021 1733 | E firstname.lastname@example.org | 424 San Mateo Ave, Mildura The Mildura Phonebook Proudly Supported by 3G 4:08 PM 4:088PM Mildura UPDATE www . customso l ut i ons . net . aucustomso l ut i onsfurn i ture@gma il. com8ByrneCourt , M il duraK i tch e nsV a n i t ie sL a undr ie sRob e s T wo Pa c k M i rror T on e S hopF i tt i ngsGranite&MarbleManufacturerswww.mi l duraphonebook.com.auw ! P r oducedbythe2014www.milduraphonebook.com.auCanyoucapturethe2015CoverShot?
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