Di Leach helps Tyler Bowler with the final touches to the avant-garde headpiece made by Murray Howell. Photos: Supplied More than 200 people, many decked out in their floral finery, packed into the Te Puke Memorial Hall on Saturday for the inaugural ‘Beyond the Garden Path’ avant-garde headpiece show. Music, adorable dogs, singers, scarecrows, delicious food in individual packs, and stunning flower and fashion displays filled the hall. And amongst it, radiant models wearing magnificent floral headpieces. “The 16 headpieces were created by florists, artists and creatives from all over the Bay,” says organiser and Te Puke Kiwicoast Lion Michelle Cliff. Sixteen models, both men and women, took to the runway, showing off the artistic and original head creations. The Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions team even managed to successfully hunt down a bearded man. Adrian Reid rose to the occasion, looking magnificent in a kilt and allowing his beard to be adorned and intertwined with feathers and leafy additions. There was a great feeling of enjoyment from the audience during the event with many positive and complimentary comments following. Michelle Cliff “A huge thanks to Michelle Cliff, her fabulous team and the Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Club for engaging and supporting the community through the ‘Beyond the Garden Path’ fundraiser for St Johns,” says one. “A spectacular show of local talent, creativity and generosity.” Members of the Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Club came dressed as scarecrows and handed out individual food packs. They were rapt to be able to proudly support the local St John Ambulance Service, handing over a donation to Jim Datson during the event. “The Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions are really grateful to the many people who volunteered their support and time to the cause of St John Ambulance,” says Michelle. Models also provided a preview […]

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