Ladies in red celebrate 40 years of real flower power

Sandy Flower Club 40th anniversary

Sandy Flower Club 40th anniversary

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Members of Sandy Flower Club marked their 40th anniversary by dressing in red for an evening of celebration.

The ruby anniversary saw tables laid with red tablecloths and serviettes, a red floral decoration and each member receiving a boutonnière of red carnations.

Sandy Flower Club 40th anniversary

Sandy Flower Club 40th anniversary

The evening started with a hot supper of chicken in white wine with jacket potatoes and a selection of salads.

Marianne Attfield, a committee member, gave a very interesting talk on how she started the club 40 years ago.

She explained that when she first moved into Sandy she became friends with her next door neighbour who was interested in flower arranging. They both attended a demonstration at the Biggleswade Flower Club and Marianne was hooked.

So Marianne and a few other ladies - some still members today - got together and started the club.

They joined NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Society) and Sandy Flower Club was born and has been going from strength to strength ever since.

Chairman Sue Alexander said: “The aim of the club then and now is to promote the art of flower arranging. We have an average of five visiting floral demonstrators through the year and when we aren’t being entertained by a demonstrator we hold practical evenings.”

The celebration event, held on Monday, April 11, continued with a toast for the future, a glass of sparkling wine followed by the cutting of the cake by Marianne and Sue.

The evening was rounded off with a quiz and raffle.

If you require further information on Sandy Flower Club Marianne Attfield can be contacted on 01767 226275 and Sue Alexander on 01767 699729.