Shear­ing sen­sa­tion to star at show By JUSTIN JENVEY

Myrtleford Times - - News -

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.

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