Nathalia Show win­ners

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Nathalia Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s 123rd an­nual show was a huge suc­cess with more than 1000 peo­ple at­tend­ing on the week­end.

‘‘It was a re­ally, re­ally good day, the weather was on our side . . . last year we’d just had the floods . . . but this year was great,’’ so­ci­ety sec­re­tary Kath­leen Bot­ter­ill said.

‘‘There’s very few peo­ple in all of Nathalia who wouldn’t at­tend the show, but we also had a lot from Shepparton this year, too.’’

One of the few tra­di­tional coun­try shows which still runs a grand pa­rade, the theme of this year’s event was ‘Year of the Rooster’.

‘‘A rooster-themed bras and jocks com­pe­ti­tion, rooster-themed bath­tub races and rooster-themed cake, colour­ing and paint­ing com­pe­ti­tions,’’ Mrs Bot­ter­ill said.

Some of the at­trac­tions on Satur­day at the show­grounds in­cluded sheep dog tri­als, Miss and Mas­ter Show Quest, poul­try shows, mar­ket stalls, cat­tle and face paint­ing.

‘‘This year was the sec­ond year we held the An­gel Ba­bies knit­ting com­pe­ti­tion, with all en­tries do­nated to hospi­tal for pre­ma­ture ba­bies,’’ Mrs Bot­ter­ill said.

‘‘One bloke do­nated his prize money from one of the events to help pay for the postage of all the clothes to Mel­bourne, which was amaz­ing.’’

New friends . . . Heidi Moon, 8, Harry Moon, 10, and Jonny Moon, 3, at the an­i­mal nurs­ery.

Show­ing off . . . Rachel Stephenson rides Elm Dale Flash Dants at the Nathalia Show on Satur­day.

In the ring . . . Connor Griffiths, 16, show­ing Griff Acres at Nathalia Show on Satur­day.

Win­ning team . . . Jack­son Bevver­ley (6) won Cham­pion Rooster and Bird of Show at Nathalia.

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