Local women are encouraging business with flower power

STREET OF FLOWERS: Jacki Mitchell and Glenda Anthes of WILD show their civic pride with the organisation's flower displays on Main Street. Picture: PHOEBE MOLONEY
STREET OF FLOWERS: Jacki Mitchell and Glenda Anthes of WILD show their civic pride with the organisation's flower displays on Main Street. Picture: PHOEBE MOLONEY

Women In Lithgow District (WILD) have set Main Street abloom in the hope of encouraging residents to buy local. 

“Street of Flowers is a council sponsored event. We just wanted the street to look nice for Mothers Day and to bring the town together during May,” Glenda Anthes, owner of Intimate Dreams, said.

“The bulk of businesses in Lithgow are run by women. I think because we all really care about growing Lithgow.”

ENJOYING MAIN STREET: A table surrounded by blooms has been set up by WILD for the Street of Flowers display. Picture: PHOEBE MOLONEY.

ENJOYING MAIN STREET: A table surrounded by blooms has been set up by WILD for the Street of Flowers display. Picture: PHOEBE MOLONEY.

WILD have a busy month. The organisation is hosting a sold-out high tea on May 27, initiated by Tina Case and Natalie Bailey to acknowledge women’s achievements in Lithgow. Journalist Edwina Bartholomew of Sunrise will be the guest speaker.

“It’s to celebrate women who give a lot to this town,” Ms Anthes said. 

Jacki Mitchell of Lithgow Technology Services says small business has a role in building community.

“We offer personalised service, I think that’s why our clients come back. We’re like family.”