Photo: Frankie Wynn, Glenda Snape and Emily Wynn (Supplied).

It was perfect weather for the Yass & District Garden Club’s recent cancer fundraising event, Pink Picnic Sunday.

Held at Riverbank Park, the casual day had a strong pink theme and raised approximately $335 to be donated directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yass & District Garden Club President Rod Therkelsen said the funds were certainly better “than a kick in the teeth” although attendance numbers were down compared to last year’s event.

“The people that came, they enjoyed themselves, the food was great, the conversation was great, we had a good time.”

The club theorised that the lower numbers were due to a weekend chockfull of activities including Can Assist’s event held the previous day at Cliftonwood.

Committee member and event organiser Glenda Snape said the gathered group was small, but the food and laughs were plentiful.

Aedeen Cremin who won the Best Dressed Lady prize (Supplied)

“Planning for the 2023 event began with the discussion suggesting we choose a weekend not so full of other activities,” Glenda said.

Aedeen Cremin won the Best Lady prize pictured in her hot pink outfit, Frankie Wynn and Penelope French-Wills were winners of the children’s prizes.

Jim Hagan took out the Best Gentleman prize and Bimbi Turner won the best Pink Cake prize with her delicious pink marble cake Glenda said.

The Campbell family won the raffle prize and Laura Wills took out the lucky door prize.

The Yass & District Garden Club is celebrating their 40th anniversary this September but like many groups, the past two years have been tough on the club.

“I mean Covid has been an absolute nightmare for the club,” Rod said. “We haven’t been able to have meetings or go away and visit gardens.”

“But we’re very active, we’ve got 81 members and that’s a fluid document, it always changes.”

Rod said their monthly meetings usually have a good turnout on the third Tuesday of the month at 2pm at the Apex Hall on Rossi Street.

If you’re interested in joining the club, then head to the Yass & District Garden Club Facebook page for more information or drop into a meeting.

By Brianna O’Rourke