The Benalla community gave much appreciated support to the Benalla Uniting church Twiddle Muff display, especially the Benalla library Sit and Knit group.
Of the 49 entries, 32 were made by community members.
Voting became quite willing, when onlookers started using their 20 cents voting rights to put friends in the lead.
Result number one $82. 20 raised for church mission work.
Result number two, we decided on two prizes: one for the most popular, the other, the most creative.
And the winners were: The most popular, Trish Roe, with her Bulldogs muff, second was Val Whan, third, Nancy Weavers.
The most creative, Lois Jackson, with the ultimate stimulation package of a pouch of lavender, a pouch of scrunchy sound, bells, plus many twiddles including a small doll, which tucked neatly into a pocket. Second prize, Glenda Willmot.
Now Cooinda dementia residents can experience the joy of discovering the wide variety of stimulants inside and outside the muffs.
Cooinda health and wellbeing staff member Val Hill said the Twiddle Muffs were absolutely fantastic.
‘‘What wonderful community support,’’ Ms Hill said, as she immediately took an armful for residents to enjoy the hands-on experience of twiddling with their new muffs.
— Meryl Batson