St Kieran’s student Linkyn MacMillan won $300 for his school with his artistic entry in the Mount Isa Florist’s Art Competition
Mayor Joyce McCulloch was delighted with the quality of entries.
The florist, on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Miles Street, is owned by Tutera “Toots” Tutera.
Ms Tutera decided that, rather than decorate her shop with Christmas-themed ornaments and embellishments, she would ask local primary school students to draw or paint pictures that represented what came to mind when they thought of the florist shop.
“It was something to give back to the young ones. Instead of decorating with Christmas items, I decorated with the students’ art,” Ms Tutera said.
Two schools – Healy State School and St Kieran’s Primary School – took part, with a total of 37 entries submitted.
The winner announced on Wednesday, December 5 when Cr McCulloch chose Linkyn MacMillan’s drawing, which depicted not just the shop, but also the Mount Isa Mines stacks and infrastructure, which highly impressed Cr McCulloch.
Cr McCulloch praised Ms Tutera and Mount Isa Florist, saying she supported such a creative and imaginative initiative from a local small business.