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A. flower show and cako fair in connection with St. Peter's' Church,' Caversham, was opened on "Wednesday in St. Peter's Hall. About three o'clocn Canon King, in an appropriate speech, declared the show open, and shortly afterwards business commenced, and was kept up with great spirit during the afternoon and evening. Ihe hall was tastefully and artistically decorated, and reflected credit upon the members entrusted with the work. The fernery, which was arranged by the boyß of the Garden Guild,..under Mr Bridger and Mr W. Clark, looked" like a glimpse of 1< airy land,, the fairy lamp?,'which were distributed amongst the ferns, setting off a very pretty bcone. Mrs W. Clark judged the flowers,*while Mrs Gordon Macdonald and Miss Don undertook the duties of judges of cakes, etc , their decisions in all cases giving general satisfaction. The Garden Guild gave a magnificent cactus to the children's ward of the hospital. The different stalls are in charge of the following : Refreshment stall Mrs Maddox, Misses Ingram, Pearce, and Osmond; cake stall—Mrs Webb, assisted by Mrs Favell, Mrs Rawnsley, Mrs Donovan, Mrs Baisley, and Mrs M'G!ash?n; prize stall, Miss Spraggon and Miss Tichner; Bweet stall-Mrs King, Misses B. Pitts, Popham, Baisley, Favell, Woodward, L. Spriggon, and Allen; garden guild stall—Miss Ingram, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Bain, Mrs Graham, Miss Jarvis, and Bliss Henderson; bouquets, Miss N. Jarvis ; buttonholes, Miss A. Hatcher. Mr Hatton, of Caversham, donated an assortment of sweets. A word of praise should be accorded Mrs Marett, who has left nothing to be desired in her efforts to make the exhibition a success. The prizes in connection with the show were secured by the following : Plum cake.—Mrs Watt 1, Mrs Holly 2 Plain cake.—Mrs Schofield 1. Sponge sandwich.—Mrs Fothergill. Sponge Cake.—Miss Steele. Seed cake.—Mrs C. Clark. Madeira cake.—Miss L Clark. Marble cake.—Mrs Wilson. Cheese cakes.—Mrs Hilton. Plum pudding.—Mrs Hilton. Best assortment of sweets.—Miss Marett 1, Miss Pitts 2. Bouquets.—Miss Ada Jarvis 1, Miss M'Guire 2. Miss Hatcher 3. Buttonholes.—Miss Marett 1, Miss E. Tucker 2. Miss Annie Hatcher 3. The exhibition will be continued this evening, when a musical programme will be gone through.

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FLOWER SHOW AND CAKE FAIR., Evening Star, Issue 10462, 4 November 1897

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FLOWER SHOW AND CAKE FAIR. Evening Star, Issue 10462, 4 November 1897