FOR the first time in the history of the annual Festival of Flowers, Singleton’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church is hosting the event.
And, although it has taken some effort to make room for the 26 local churches and community groups who will be displaying their arrangements, the organisers are excited at the prospect.
Organiser Libby Adamthwaite says they have had to move things around to accommodate everyone as their church isn’t as big as some of the other local ones.
“So we will have arrangements in the church and in the foyer,” she explains.
“Visitors will be able to enter at the front of the church then move through to the foyer and into the hall for refreshments,” she explains.
Mrs Adamthwaite is confident the set-up will work well.
The festival will open on Saturday at the Doyle Street church with free light refreshments available in the afternoon and on Sunday at 10am a High Tea is to be served.
From the All Saints Flower Guild and the Presbyterian Church to the Singleton Red Cross and Lions Club, all the regulars will be there to celebrate the artistry of flower arranging.
It is also a time to reflect and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation – flowers.
Accompanying each stunning floral arrangement will be different texts to allow visitors to contemplate the meaning behind them.
“There will also be an interesting arrangement from the Singleton Quilters featuring felt flowers,” Mrs Adamthwaite says.
The event has been a tradition in Singleton ever since the Wine and Rose Festival folded.