Shearing sensation to star at show By JUSTIN JENVEY
CHARLIE Dunn recently shot to prominence when he appeared on Channel Seven’s ‘Little Big Shots’ and now the little sheep shearer is set to star at this year’s Myrtleford Show.
The five year-old from Culcairn appeared on the prime-time television program that shines the spotlight on young kids with extraordinary talents, showing off his skills with a pair of clippers.
Myrtleford Show organisers said they were thrilled to have shearing demonstrations by the youngster as part of the 2017 program.
“Gillian Wilcox was responsible for helping us get Charlie, she has family in Culcairn so we were able to make contact through them,” secretary Lis Meehan said.
“I didn’t see the show but I was very impressed when I later saw a clip of Charlie in action.
“He is an very talented little boy.
“Charlie will do a number of shearing demonstrations throughout the day with his dad, Clint.”
Mrs Meehan said preparations for the October 28 show were well advanced with many local businesses throwing support behind the long running event, now in its 70th year.
“We’ve had a lot of sponsorship come in already and we hope there more to follow,” she said.
“The vets here in Myrtleford have also sponsored some great prizes for the dog jump so it would be great to see a lot of people bring along their K9s for that.”
This year’s schedule is now available online and at tourist information centres in Myrtleford, Bright and Mt Beauty and Myrtleford Newsagency.
Entries for the photography competition need to be completed by Saturday while submissions in the needlework, arts and crafts, handcrafts, cooking, and jams and preserves sections need to be lodged by October 13.
All other entries can be made in the final week before the show and on the day.
PRIMETIME STAR: Little Big Shots host Shane Jacobson with young shearer Charlie Dunn.