No photographic record of the floral carpet has been discovered.
Autumn Fair Friday 14 March Come to the Fair.
Features: Toffee Apple Stall, Fortune Teller, Hoopla, May Pole, Merry-go-round, Ferris Wheel.
Autumn Fair/Floral Carpet Description
The centre piece of the stage display was a huge picture, with blue hydrangea sky at the top, green pine as a background, and a posy of different coloured dahlias making a striking scene. Arrangements of dahlias, and others of varied flowers were a frame for the picture, while on the floor in front of the stage was a small floral carpet. As the visitors travelled round the hall there was a small ferris wheel with spokes of ferns, tiny seats of orange flowers hanging inside in a realistic fashion, and coloured lights of red and yellow chillies to outline the wheel. The flower bedecked maypole was in shades of pink and blue, with the tiny blue dressed dancers each having a yellow topknot of a yellow marigold. The moving merry-go-round was in a setting of autumn tones, the hoopla had real prizes for the contestants, and in the fortune tellers stall the life sized gypsy and client gazed into a crystal filled with red roses, while a cauldron bubbled autumn colours, over a red fire.
The Autumn Fair was a resounding success, the exhibits were once again well up to show standards, the proceeds going to Maleny School of Arts. So successful was our fair that we managed to donate $500.00.
Spring Fair Preparations
“The recent soaking rain in Maleny, furthered the hopes of members of the Maleny and District branch of the Horticultural Society to stage a bigger and better Spring Fair, on Friday, September 26 at the Maleny School of Arts. The Fair is an annual event and as usual, proceeds will go to the local Ambulance. At the July meeting of the branch held at the home of Mrs Hodgens of Peachester, it was decided there would be sections for cut flowers, floral art and pot plants.
[Source Nambour Chronicle]
The twenty eighth Annual Meeting and Election of Officers was held at the Maleny School of Arts on the 30 September.
Officers elected for 1980-1981 were:
- Patron: Mr A. Webster
- President: Mrs E. Hawkins
- Vice President: Mrs A. Hawkins
- Vice President: Mrs R. Doolan
- Secretary: left vacant
- Treasurer: Miss J. Gibson