Bangalow green light for show
NEW Bangalow Show secretary Mellissa Madden is a familiar face around Bangalow as a local business owner and the deputy captain of NSW Fire and Rescue Bangalow.
With the Bangalow Show heading into its 121st year she has big shoes to fill with previous show secretary Karen Ryan moving on (to Tasmania) after 17 years.
The two-day show kicks off on Friday, November 16, and after recent rain and sunshine the grounds look a picture.
There’s plenty of grass and the track is graded and in peak condition with a new surface ready for the ever-popular trotters and death defying and wildly popular Mower Madness race.
“There is just so much knowledge the committee and organisers carry in their heads; it’s been a real challenge and a delight for me to get my head around it all,” she said.
“While always respecting the true spirit of a rural country show we are always looking to bring in new events that reflect our ever-changing community.
“This year we have made sure that we have a few events that anyone can have a go at, like the Marathong, the Gumboot Toss and the Henny Penny Olympics for the kids.”
Mellissa Madden said that with a couple of other regional shows adversely affected by weather with no equestrian events staged, Bangalow was expecting plenty of competitors to line up to make up the points necessary to make it through to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
SHOW STARTER: New Bangalow Show secretary Mellissa Madden with the all important Tart of the Show and Supreme Champion Breeders trophies.