SHOWTIME IN CHILDERS
Historic event honouring a century of fun
THE excitement is building for this year’s Childers Show as the community prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday.
The Queen may not be sending a letter but congratulations to the organisers in upholding a great tradition dating back a century.
Proud locals look forward to the Childers Show and this year promises to be more spectacular.
In the lead-up to this year’s event, organisers have their hearts and minds on the recent passing of Doug Schofield.
The Childers Show was Doug’s passion and every year his driving force and infectious personality would lead the show committee.
Sadly, Doug will not be here to celebrate this joyous occasion but would want the entire community to come out and have some fun.
Sitting down with snowed-under show society secretary Kaylene Vaughan, it was clear the committee was missing its leader.
But Mrs Vaughan said she knew Doug would have been happy with this year’s events.
“We will have loads more things this year and we encourage more groups to join in,” Mrs Vaughan said.
“Our event calendar is jam-packed with events for the entire family, including dog jumping.
“We encourage working dogs or family cattle dogs to enter – it will be exciting to watch.”
The pavilion will display fantastic historic photographs of Childers and its show, there will be students in period costumes selling sweet treats, plus food displays, rides, local entertainment and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display.
The show society will also host a special fashion parade showcasing styles of days gone by.
Organisers are encouraging local businesses, schools, charities and locals to support and celebrate this massive milestone.
A little more than two weeks out, they are calling for more support, volunteers and stallholders.
“It would be great to have some sporting club, schools and community groups set up stalls or displays showcasing their talents and wares,” Mrs Vaughan said.
SPINNING AROUND: Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Jackie Freshwater and Grace Allwood hit the rides at the Childers Show.
HORSING AROUND: Cassie Honor and Vovo are ready for the jumps at the Childers Show.
SHOWTIME: Brooke and Ashley Gawler (back) and Rory Whelan (front) at the Childers Show.