So­ci­ety springs into show day

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page -

THE ex­tra­or­di­nary vol­un­teer ef­fort that brings the Myrtle­ford and District Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral So­ci­ety’s 70th an­niver­sary Show to fruition was well in ev­i­dence on Mon­day.

So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Liz Mee­han, vi­cepres­i­dent Liz Sal­mon, trea­surer Deb Ged­des and com­mit­tee and show­ground helpers were shep­herd­ing prime-movers with sideshow equip­ment, pa­per­work, ex­hibit en­tries and cer­tifi­cates into the right places in prepa­ra­tion for Satur­day’s show.

“The only con­tin­u­ing North East agri­cul­tural show east of the Hume” – as Ms Sal­mon de­scribed it – will be opened by Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi) at 11am from the pic­turesque show­grounds’ sound shell.

Horse events are the first to start at 8:30am, fol­lowed by pony club event­ing at 9am and beef cat­tle and poul­try judg­ing and pet show at 9.30am.

Five-year-old shear­ing start Char­lie Dunn, from Cul­cairn, will take the fleece from sheep from 10am and there will be a make-be­lieve shear­ing com­pe­ti­tion for chil­dren at the animal nurs­ery.

A pipe band will march and play in the sound shell at 10.30am and again at 12.30pm and there will be op­por­tu­ni­ties for skills driv­ing tests un­til 2.30pm.

The seven-event wood chop­ping com­pe­ti­tion will be un­der­way at 11.15am and at 11.30am ‘Folk with poke’ will per­form in the sound shell while the State Emer­gency Ser­vice will per­form a road crash res­cue demon­stra­tion.

Char­lie Dunn will shear again at 12pm and at the same time the Tiny Tots show ju­niors and show team will pre­pare for judg­ing.

The cat­tle pav­il­ion will be the venue for a fire-fight­ing demon­stra­tion at 12:30pm and 1.30pm.

The Tiny Tots judg­ing will take place at 1.15pm and the grade pa­rade of ex­hibits and en­tries will be a show high­light at 3pm.

The show’s dog jump com­pe­ti­tion will be held at 3.30pm.

Other all-day at­trac­tions in­clude an art show, budgeri­gars and poul­try, pho­tog­ra­phy, pav­il­ion ex­hibits, face-paint­ing, vin­tage car and en­gine demon­stra­tions, farm ma­chin­ery dis­plays and emer­gency ser­vices dis­plays.

Food and bev­er­age sup­pli­ers will in­clude Bright Brew­ery, Bl­iz­zard Brew­ery, Nightin­gales Cider and Gap­sted Win­ery.

The show will close at 4pm.

PHOTO: Jamie Kron­borg

UN­DER WAY: Myrtle­ford and District Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Lis Mee­han, vi­cepres­i­dent Liz Sal­mon and trea­surer Deb Ged­des with some of the art and con­serve en­tries for Satur­day’s 70th an­niver­sary show.

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