The Uniting Church Flower Show
In Proserpine there have been floods, droughts and cyclones but the Annual Uniting Church Flower Shows have continued to happen, each year, since 1942 until 2020 when COVID19 arrived, so the 78th Annual Show became the “No Show! Flower Show!”
During the years, there have been many wonderful shows driven by themes such as: ‘Bearly Beautiful’ with people sharing their bears: ‘Oh! You Beautiful Doll!’ with a display of dolls, large, small and tiny, from many eras. There have been spectacular floral art creations such as the ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ for ‘And the Bands played on!’ and the garden setting for ‘Garden Party.’
There have been Fashion Parades: 150 Fabulous Frocks when the state of Queensland celebrated its 150th birthday, starting with indigenous fashions modelled by some lovely young aboriginal people.
For the 70th Flower Show, authentic fashions from the era 1942 to 2012 were modelled, interspersed with song and dance from each era. One patron said, “I really needed to be at home, but it was all so interesting!”
There has been great entertainment provided by so many: choirs, bands, soloists, and dancers.
For many, the Flower Show is an event not to be missed. Some love to enter flowers, orchids, plants or cooking to win prizes. Others love to come to admire the beautiful entries while others come to meet with friends in a happy environment, be entertained, enjoy a snack or shop at the stalls.
The Flower Show is an example of everyone, church members and friends from other places, doing what they do best and it all coming together on the day.