Bake off for CWA education

THE Kiama CWA branch celebrated CWA of NSW Awareness Day last Wednesday by holding a baking competition, open to the community.

School students as well as the CWA's own members submitted their efforts including scones, dampers, Maori-style breads and a custard-filled bread called a "bee sting".

Branch member Margaret Carmichael said the CWA movement was not just about tea and scones, outlining some fundraising ventures.

"I still get people asking me, 'What do you do?'," she said. "They don't realise how much goes on behind the scenes."

Mrs Carmichael said the CWA's fundraising efforts had previously contributed toward providing clothing for struggling farmers, looking after those in hospital and even providing violin lessons for a gifted young boy who couldn't afford them.

"It's not advertised, it's just quiet things that go on," she said.

Competition judge Glenice Richardson praised the baking entries.

"There were more entries than last year and different types of baking," she said.

The Kiama Independent's own Kerrielyn Clark received an honorary membership, as voted by the branch members.

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