Murray group entries received prizes at the Country Women’s Association of NSW state conference in Armidale, with Albury to host the event next year.
Tumbarumba students Azura Sunander and Brooke Wooden placed first and second respectively in the 13 to 18 years junior short story competition representing the Glen-Mannus branch.
Second place awards went to Josie Kilpatrick (Albury, rainbow cake), Lyn Buck (Albury Evening, boiled fruit cake) and Colleen Baker (Table Top, patchwork quilt) while Marg Lynch (Table Top) was highly commended for knitting and crochet.
In handicraft the Murray group came equal fifth on 645 points for its eight items and the embroidered butterflies of Kay Thomson (Jindera) placed in the top 10.
Ten members from Murray group branches attended the five-day conference earlier this month, which was opened by NSW Governor David Hurley accompanied by his wife Linda.