119th AN­NUAL BERRIGAN SHOW

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Berrigan was the place to be on Sun­day with hun­dreds of peo­ple stream­ing through the gates for the an­nual Berrigan Show.

This year marked the 119th year of the pop­u­lar an­nual show, and lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions after the 2016 show can­cel­la­tion due to floods.

Sun­day’s show was bathed in sun­shine and there was a host of ac­tiv­i­ties.

The event was of­fi­cially opened by 2016 Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety of NSW Ru­ral Achiever fi­nal­ist Aimee Snow­den.

Dur­ing the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony, or­gan­is­ers and show­go­ers recog­nised those who have as­sisted with the run­ning of the event each year.

Berrigan Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Neville Dal­gliesh hon­oured De Maria Mit­subishi and Daw­mac In­dus­tries for sup­port­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the show, each for more than 50 years, as well as Berrigan’s Don Bradley for his sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion.

Bar­bara Fox was awarded life mem­ber­ship to the Berrigan Agri­cul­tural and Horticultural So­ci­ety Inc. for her ded­i­ca­tion to the show.

Mrs Fox was show sec­re­tary from 1975 to 1979 and is the needle­work stew­ard.

El­iza Purtell was awarded the 2017 VASL Ju­nior Show Am­bas­sador and will now com­pete at the GVRSA group fi­nal in Shep­par­ton in May 2018.

Also com­pet­ing at the group fi­nal next year will be some of the pav­il­ion’s big­ger win­ners — Lyn­dall Horne for her Rich Fruit Cake and Car­rot Cake, Del Sch­we­icker in Patch­work, Stella Lee in Em­broi­dery and An­nette Sti­lard in Photography.

Jenny Wheeler from Blighty was win­ner of the $100 lucky gate prize.

Horse and sheep en­tries were down due the Mel­bourne Show still on un­til October 3, but show sec­re­tary Lyn­dall Horne said the lower than usual live­stock dis­plays did not hin­der the suc­cess­ful day.

‘‘Great en­tries were still re­ceived in the poul­try and team pen­ning sec­tions,’’ she said.

‘‘The Berrigan Show So­ci­ety thanks every­one who of­fered their as­sis­tance with do­na­tions and or ser­vices prior to the show, on show day and after.

‘‘With­out your con­tin­ued sup­port it would not be pos­si­ble to carry on with a suc­cess­ful Berrigan Show.

‘‘A huge thank you is ex­tended to all judges, stew­ards and vol­un­teers who have as­sisted through­out the 2017 Berrigan Show. Your val­ued sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and we look for­ward to see­ing you next year.’’

RIGHT: (From left) Berrigan Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Neville Dal­gliesh with life mem­ber Bar­bara Fox and 2016 RAS fi­nal­ist Aimee Snow­den.

(Back, from left) Emily Collins, Miss Spring Lucy Pyle, Anna Maik and Gracy Cameron; (front) Aca­cia Dart, Sa­tiva Mor­gan, Evie Cameron and Ashleigh Lorimer.

(From left) Pres­i­dent Neville Dal­gliesh, VASL Ju­nior Show Am­bas­sador El­iza Purtell and Aimee Snow­den.

(Back, from left) Miss Ju­nior Show­girl Mi­ley Driscoll, Tea­gan Dart and Madi­son Kirk; (front) Ade­line Hutchin­son, Mia Cameron, Jessica Lorimer and judge Aimee Snow­den.

Miss In­ter­me­di­ate Show­girl An­nie Cameron (right) and Christyanne Dart (left).

Master Tiny Tot David Maik and Miss Tiny Tot Sophia-Ruby Mor­gan.

Miss Teenager Abi Litch­field.

Master Stock­man Kevin Maik.

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