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This year’s Wildflower & Art Weekend was a great success in numbers of visitors and the revenue raised to fund Angair’s activities. Sales saw 1977 indigenous plants and 35 paintings and 67 other artworks going to new homes and a brisk trade in Angair merchandise.

Angair showShow convenor Wendy Crebbin said more than 100 volunteers helped set up and staff the show. ‘They did a fantastic job and I am immensely grateful for their energy, good humour and hard work. I hope to see them all – and more – back next year.’

The volunteers and participating organisations, such as Alcoa, Barwon Water and Parks Victoria, reported that visitors were very engaged with the exhibits, asking questions and seeking information about the local environment. And the children made dozens of native animals out of clay and dried native vegetation. Such community engagement is the main purpose of the weekend and so the two days were a success all round.

Sally White