Thanks to going the extra length with props such as a homemade carousel, Carter’s Foodland has taken out first prize in the Naracoorte Show’s Best Window Display competition.
The Window Display competition was a first for this year, and convenors Catherine Miller and Jackie Wilson crowned Foodland the winner due to their commitment to the theme.
“We spent some time deliberating, as people have gone to a lot of effort,” said Catherine about choosing the winner.
“But Foodland had such a great variety in their display, and we were very impressed.”
Little details included in Foodland’s window are a handcrafted carousel, handcrafted ferris wheel, clowns, showbags, and farm animals.
Erica Hyslop, who was the driving force between Foodland’s winning display, also put in some heartwarming centrepieces. The paintings were done by staff members’ grandchildren, and the baked treats? They were all created by cookery category champion Jean Biggins, whose winnings are celebrated by her ribbons and trophy in the window.
“We worked as a team, and it was good fun,” Erica said.
“We put it up last week, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.”
Foodland was not only awarded the winner’s ribbon, but they also received $200 cash and tickets to the show. The runner up also received tickets.
The runner up this year was Betta Home Living for their display celebrating entries in the Cartwright Pavilion, and Flowertechnics were highly commended due to their attention to detail.
Catherine has confirmed that the Show Committee are hoping to do the window display competition next year, and both convenors have been heartened by the town getting behind the idea.
“It’s been amazing, we’ve had people baking things, painting pictures, and just really making an effort. The competition was to tie in businesses to the show and get the community involved.”