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Winning Display At Wondai

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Linda Olsen, right, presented Lorraine Hocking, from Maroochydore with the trophy for the champion orchid, Vanda Kulwadee Fragrance

April 23, 2019

Entries were down a little at the South Burnett Orchid Society’s annual show at the Wondai Diggers Club on Saturday, but the exhibition room was still ablaze with colourful and exotic blooms.

Society president Linda Olsen said 18 exhibitors submitted 145 entries into the competition.

The annual show, which was opened this year by Cr Ros Heit, always coincides with the Wondai Garden Expo with garden lovers encouraged to visit both events.

Entries came from across the Sunshine Coast, including from clubs in Maroochydore and Nambour.

The exhibition also provided an opportunity for the club to celebrate its birthday.

A cake – decorated with Kingaroy’s own orchid, Laeliocattleya Kingaroy –  was cut by Cr Heit and club members.

The society was formed on January 31, 1993, and meets at CTC’s rooms at the South Burnett Youth Park in Somerset Street, Kingaroy from 2:00pm to about 3:30pm on the last Sunday of every month except December.

Linda Olsen can be contacted by phoning 0429-634-637.

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Sub-Tropical Orchid Council president Jim Evans, from Gympie, had the Reserve Champion, Cattelya Aloha Case

Cr Ros Heit, who opened the show, helped cut a cake to mark the club’s 26th birthday
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Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff with Linda Olsen … Kathy awarded the prize for the pinkest orchid
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Part of the colourful display at the Wondai Diggers Club on Saturday

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Prize Winners

Champion … Vanda Kulwadee Fragrance

Reserve Champion … Cattelya Aloha Case

Best Species … Vanda falcata “pink”

Best Specimen … Aerides jarkianum

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Some Of The Colourful Orchids

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