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January 1972

Autumn Fair and Floral Carpet: A decision was made to cancel this event due to incessant rain. BOM records show that 1804mm of rain fell in the first 3 months of 1972.

September 1972

The twentieth Annual Meeting and Election of Officers was held at the home of Mrs H. Penney on 26 September.

Officers elected were:

    • Patron: A. Webster
    • President: T. Dunstan
    • Secretary: S. Miller
    • Treasurer L. Wheatcroft
    • Vice Presidents: A. Hawkins and F. Knight

Spring Fair

“The Spring Fair staged by the Horticultural Society in aid of the Maleny Ambulance, in conjunction with Ambulance Ladies Committee was an outstanding success. In spite of the dry weather, entries in the floral section alone exceeded 300, and the many floral arrangements were a delight to the eye. All the usual stalls were held, and a constant stream of visitors kept stall holders busy.

The CWA ladies who presented an amusing play The Damp Squid were J. King, E. Hawkins, L. Evans, M. Cassells, N. McDonald, D. Linde.

The Farmer and the Farmers Wife, mimed by Peter Johnston and Gary Farrell, with Beryl Johnston as moderator, caused much laughter as did a skit on the early days of radio (complete with ear phones) presented by the Rural Youth club.

The cast of The Elephant were Ken and Robin Webster, David Holt, Lynne Willocks, Ruth Webster, Lynette and Roger Graham, Ray Evans, Peter Johnston, Gary Farrell and Malcolm Buckley.

A change of the mood came with the final play Mr Sampson, a sad little story of two maiden sisters and their gentleman neighbour. This was well acted by Beryl Johnston, Beryl Newton and Harry Whitehouse and full credit must go to Beryl Johnston as producer, Ted Penney as stage manager and Bill Newton and Beryl Johnston for the decor which was very well presented.

[Source Nambour Chronicle]