Over to you Gladdy Show, show us your stuff

The Observer - - OPINION NEWS - GREG BRAY

FOLKS, last week­end the Bray fam­ily went on tour to the bustling me­trop­o­lis of Mount Lar­com to at­tend the an­nual Mount Lar­com Show.

Now, as shows go, it’s pretty good, and it gives me an­other chance, out­side the Har­bour Fes­ti­val and the HookUp, to eat foods usu­ally found on my pro­hib­ited list.

I’m talk­ing about hot dogs, Ger­man sausages, cake, chips, more hot dogs, and don’t for­get some liquorice for the trip home.

Now, apart from the won­der­ful coun­try at­mos­phere, camp cook­ing, chain­saw and ute dis­plays, it’s also a chance to catch up with our friends, an­noy some an­i­mals and watch the horsey peo­ple do their thing. What’s not to like? Dur­ing one of our many food breaks, it oc­curred to me that or­gan­is­ing an event like this must be some­thing of a night­mare.

As I tipped my faded black cap to the won­der­ful folk toiling be­hind the scenes, I couldn’t help but think of the poor sods cur­rently or­gan­is­ing the Glad­stone Show, which will be held on Au­gust 9.

It seemed ev­ery­one I bumped into at Mount Lar­com said the same thing, “This is a proper show, not like the Glad­stone Show.”

The funny thing is, like me, none of them have been to the Glad­stone Show in, well, a very long time.

My last out­ing to the Glad­stone Show was in 1985, and I’m sure that things have changed; hope­fully, the hot dog deep fat fryer oil has been changed too.

There­fore, in the spirit of fair­ness, I will be at­tend­ing this year’s Glad­stone Show, in or­der to see if it is able to de­liver the goods to get it placed back on the ‘Bray Fam­ily Out­ing Cal­en­dar’.

So, to all the mem­bers of Glad­stone’s hard-work­ing Show So­ci­ety, now is your chance to shine and ‘show’ me what you’ve got!

❝ The funny thing is, like me, none of them have been to the Glad­stone Show in, well, a very long time.

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