Planning begins for landmark festival
Another year for the Geraldine Arts and Plants festival is on the agenda - 25 years since its inauguration.
A committee of eight gathered for the event's annual meeting this week, one of many to be held before the festival returns to the town on November 14-17.
Six of those people have helped plan the event in previous years, while two are helping for the first time.
Their help will go a long way to ensuring the event is one to remember.
Committee member Cushla Flannery, who has worked behind the scenes since 1997, is looking forward to another year of involvement.
She said the helpers who had already come forward were making a difference to the job ahead.
"Life will be a bit easier."
And the group is not wasting any time. "All the planning is under way for our 25th anniversary."
Anyone else who wants to help is still able to come forward by contacting the i-Site in Geraldine, she said.
- The Timaru Herald