His­toric event hon­our­ing a cen­tury of fun

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

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.

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