Yar­ra­wonga Spring Show Club sup­port helps the show go on

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY EMMA PRIOR

ClubMul­wala has con­firmed on­go­ing spon­sor­ship of the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural Show pro­vid­ing cer­tainty for the show’s im­me­di­ate fu­ture.

The Yar­ra­wonga Show­grounds will come to life on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 hold­ing the ClubMul­wala’s Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural Show 2017.

The 134th Agri­cul­tural Show draws an end to the orig­i­nal three year part­ner­ship of ClubMul­wala with the show so­ci­ety but Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of ClubMul­wala Alan Rowe said the part­ner­ship is the best fit for the club and show.

“The part­ner­ship is fan­tas­tic, we are very keen as a club to con­tinue the re­la­tion­ship with the show so­ci­ety,” Mr Rowe said.

“We have signed off on the part­ner­ship; talks are now into for how long the spon­sor­ship will run. We are hoping for it to be three to five years.”

Back in 2015 ClubMul­wala’s spon­sor­ship saved the show from po­ten­tial demise with agri­cul­tural shows con­tin­u­ing to strug­gle and many not sur­viv­ing.

“It is a very valu­able part of the town make up and is unique as its very com­mu­nity minded,” Mr Rowe.

“Peo­ple are pre­pared to put their hands up and help and that suits what we sup­port.”

To have the sup­port of the club is a ma­jor bonus for the show and Yar­ra­wonga and Bor­der Agri­cul­tural and Pastoral As­so­ci­a­tion Show So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent John Wright said he hoped it will catch the at­ten­tion of smaller busi­nesses who might want to look at fol­low­ing in their foot­steps.

“It is awe­some to have the spon­sor­ship on board again, it’s re­ally great.” Mr Wright said.

“We are just want­ing to let busi­nesses know we are try­ing to do some­thing for the com­mu­nity.”

With ClubMul­wala as the ma­jor spon­sor of the event, the show so­ci­ety is also look­ing for mi­nor spon­sors, those who Mr Wright says can even spon­sor a par­tic­u­lar event.

“The show is about the com­mu­nity and bring­ing peo­ple to­gether. It’s a place for fam­i­lies to come and have a bit of fun and so­cialise,” Mr Wright said.

“It is a con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity in that ret­ro­spect,” added Mr Rowe.

The show will of­fi­cially be opened around mid­day with a jam-packed sched­ule of ac­tiv­i­ties and events from 9am to 9pm.

Kick­ing off the fun will be the Dogs Vic­to­ria Dog show on Fri­day.

Show day fun be­gins with the Pet Pa­rade and Show Girl Com­pe­ti­tion at 10am Satur­day to kick start the day.

2017 also sees the 52nd year of the Li­ons Club Wool Com­pe­ti­tion show­cas­ing the lo­cal ru­ral in­dus­try as well as pro­vid­ing much needed funds for lo­cal char­i­ties.

The main pavil­ion will be the food­ies dream with en­tries in the cook­ing com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing cakes, scones, lam­ing­tons, Pavlo­vas and much more while the craft lovers will also be de­lighted with the needle­craft, art, pho­tog­ra­phy and wood­work all hold­ing their en­tries in the pavil­ion.

The kids don’t miss out either with the Colour­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, Pet Pa­rade, ever pop­u­lar Best Dec­o­rated push­bike or scooter and Miss Show Girl/Boy Com­pe­ti­tion.

None of this would have been pos­si­ble with­out the spon­sor­ship of ClubMul­wala and Mr Rowe said it was an event worth spon­sor­ing and worth con­tin­u­ing to sup­port.

“We want to help in strength­en­ing the longevity of the show, that’s why we de­cided to con­tinue our part­ner­ship,” Mr Rowe said.

So bring the fam­ily along and en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties of the ClubMul­wala Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural Show, Oc­to­ber 7 at the Yar­ra­wonga Show­grounds.

Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Show So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent John Wright and ClubMul­wala CEO Alan Rowe are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to head to the Show on Oc­to­ber 7.

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