Lila May’s pride on display

PRIDE: Lila May owner Cindy Venning will be hosting a card-making session as part of Pride Week.
PRIDE: Lila May owner Cindy Venning will be hosting a card-making session as part of Pride Week.

With a new year comes a new Pride Week, and with a new Pride Week comes new businesses getting involved to show their community spirit.

Our store is all about retro collectibles, we’re a fairly new business that’s only been open for two months. I see Pride Week as a good way to get my business out there, hoping it will spark interest

Cindy Venning

Brand new gift shop Lila May is joining in this year, hosting a card-making session for members of the public for the price of a gold coin donation.

Store owner Cindy Venning will take the participants through a step-by-step process, showing them how to make a card which will stand out and impress whoever receives it.

“Our store is all about retro collectibles, we’re a fairly new business that’s only been open for two months. I see Pride Week as a good way to get my business out there, hoping it will spark interest,” she said.

“Prior to me opening the shop I volunteered with the Pink Spirits for a couple of years, participating in their stall at Pride in the Park. It was a great event, really positive.

“It’s an event I look forward to, full of entertainment, it’s excellent.”

Lila May is focused on retail homewares and opened two months ago on Norrie Avenue.

“I will be getting in new stock quite regularly, I’ve got a little bit of craft to start off with and other things like embroidered towels,” Ms Venning said.

“The building used to be Venning's Furniture 10 or 12 years ago, which was owned by my parents. I’ve now opened up one side of it as Lila May.

“There’s a lot of new businesses opening around town which is giving Whyalla a lift.”

The card-making session will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 12 to 3pm.

Ms Venning will also be hosting a stall as part of Pride in the Park on October 21 in Civic Park.

Pride in the Park will serve as the launch for Pride Week, which encourages local organisations and businesses to show their pride by hosting an event between October 21 and 29. For more information contact Advancing Whyalla on on 8645 5999.