Yarrawonga Spring Show Club support helps the show go on
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.