Plenty of fun for families
The Cobram Show is back on for another year.
President Karen Creighton is excited for the 119th show on October 28 and 29 at the Cobram Showgrounds.
‘‘There’s a lot of history with the show,’’ she said.
Ms Creighton runs the show’s committee.
‘‘There is a lot of involvement to get the show going, and the committee does a great job to keep the tradition going,’’ she said.
‘‘We have quite a large committee.
‘‘We’re always interested to hear from local people if they’d like to have a part of the show by becoming a committee member.’’
She spoke about a number of things the committee was proud of, including the involvement of schools as well as the community involvement, along with sponsors of the show.
She said the schools had a large amount of arts and crafts that was admired and taken to many bigger shows.
The committee is expecting about 3000 people to attend across the two days of the show.
‘‘We try and get everyone involved,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a very family-orientated event.’’
There are many different activities available at the show, including whip cracking, arts and crafts, competitions and a petting zoo.
‘‘We have a gentleman by the name of Stewart Bryant, who is a whip cracker from Mansfield, who will be honing his skills in front of the crowd,’’ Ms Creighton said.
‘‘We also have another guy by the name of Geoff Socal, who will be there with his Frisbee dogs.
‘‘They’re quite interesting; they perform to music and jump for a Frisbee. ‘‘They’re well trained.’’ Margaret Watson is also showing her skills in her 49th year of attending the show.
Not only is she well known in arts and crafts, but her cooking skills are endless.
‘‘She has represented Cobram show twice now at regional level,’’ Ms Creighton said.
‘‘Last year she was very successful and this year she’s back again to contest the title.’’
Alexander Chester, 19, is also attending the show as a cattle handler.
But for the show he will be the chief steward of the beef cattle station.
Ms Creighton said he had worked with cattle his whole life and had been successful at a regional estate and national level in exhibiting and parading stock.
‘‘He’s competed and represented Cobram at the Melbourne Show and won there,’’ she said.
‘‘He then went on to represent Victoria at the nationals competition.’’
For more information on the show, go to www.cobramshow.com
Show stalwart: Margaret Watson is the head steward of needlework, knitting and craftwork section at the Cobram Show.