GEORGE NEWS - A charming story about the geese that settled at the Garden Route Botanical Garden's dam - written by Val Winstanley - will be available from next month in a colouring book form.
Earlier this year the Garden Route Botanical Garden held a competition for a children's story and colouring book. Winstanley won the competition and it appears on the competition website www.gardensgeese.webs.com. Winstanley's delightful story, Gertie the Gosling, has been printed.
The story, with appealing pictures for colouring in, is set in the botanical garden and tells of how Gertie gets lost, and of the different creatures she meets while finding her way back to her family.
The book will be on sale for R30 at the Car Boot Sale held at the botanical garden on 1 November, and will be available from various outlets along the Garden Route, all proceeds go to the botanical garden.
Any enquiries regarding availability can be made by phoning the botanical garden on 044 874 1558, or e-mailing email@example.com.
On behalf of the trust, Helen Hill, the organiser, thanked the generous Garden Route businesses who sponsored the prizes, and made the competition possible.
They include: Ann's House in Plettenberg Bay; and George businesses Clementine Guest House, Ama-Sun Accommodation, AutoHire SA Car Hire, the Outeniqua Power Van, The Rose Restaurant, Upstairs at Harry's, and the King Fisher Restaurant.
"Grateful thanks are also extended to the panel of judges - various teachers, authors, parents and children - who had a difficult time deciding, which resulted in two stories in second place, by Susan Davis from Graaff Reinet, and 12-year-old Hannah van Stelton, from Randburg.
"The organisers wish to thank all those who participated and to offer sincere congratulations to all the winners."
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