Plenty of fun for fam­i­lies

The Cobram Courier - - COBRAM SHOW 2017 - By Stephanie Hor­ton

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.

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