Party for contest winners

Owen Serdiuic, Cllr David Dorking, Cllr Sandy Ellis (Chair of South and South East In Bloom Committee with staff, family and residents of Walstead Place Nursing Home.
Owen Serdiuic, Cllr David Dorking, Cllr Sandy Ellis (Chair of South and South East In Bloom Committee with staff, family and residents of Walstead Place Nursing Home.

Haywards Heath In Bloom (HHIB) were delighted to host a tea party for the organisations that took part in the Spring Tree Button Art Competition. Care Homes, Residential Groups, The Kangaroos and The Disability Trust all took part in the Public Art Competition.

The theme was ‘Spring Trees’ to be designed from buttons and recycled materials. These creative pieces of public art were displayed and judged by the visitors to Haywards Heath Town Council (HHTC) Spring Festival. The winners were announced at tea party, held at the Town Hall, where afternoon’s tea and entertainment was laid on to thank everyone who took part for participating in this community art project.

The Chairman of HHIB Cllr Sandy Ellis, was delighted to host the party and would like to pay thanks to all the organisations for creating such beautiful canvasses and embracing the spirit of this fun competition. She says ‘the art work has given us all such pleasure and certainly kindle a passion for the arts through this creative community project’.

Special thanks goes to local carpenter Owen Serdiuic who builds bird boxes, bee hotels and butterfly motels, all from recycled wood, and gave some beautiful pieces as prizes to the winners.

We all enjoyed the entertainment supplied by local singer/song writer Cylvian Flynn. The generosity of everyone giving their time to help us achieve all of this, is very much appreciated as it’s a wonderful way to connect with the community through a shared passion of the arts.

Organisations wishing to take part in future projects should contact HHTC for details.