On Thursday CWA ladies from Orange, Lyndhurst, Millthorpe, Cumnock, Bathurst, Borenore, Canowindra, Eugowra and Byng Emu Swamp congregated at the hall in Blatchford Street to enjoy the CWA Group International Day.
This year, the focus was on Mongolia and the CWA have been studying everything from food and culture to the clothes and housing of this country throughout the year. Margaret Brown, Central Western Group International Officer, helped to organise the day. “We usually run competitions for school kids but this year we’re running them for the ladies themselves” she said; “Each group has also brought a Mongolian dish to taste and the ladies have been working like demons in the kitchen to get everything organised!”
CWA members got stuck into making plasticine models of camels and horses, Mongolian inspired posters and miniature yurts (a style of house popular in Mongolia). Margaret oversaw the groups, shouting out helpful tips and keeping the craft makers in check.
Mongolian memorabilia and artefacts were also placed around the hall, including a genuine Mongol wooden saddle with large metal stirrups. There was even a bottle of Mongolian vodka tucked away on a shelf!
Once the artistic creations were finished they were displayed to the room who then voted on their favourites and the winners were awarded chocolate as a prize. Margaret drew the fun-filled day to a close by presenting a gift to Canowindra CWA President, Bev Taylor. “We’d like to say thank you to Canowindra for their wonderful hosting of today” she said.