Lions success at show
For the first time Yarrawonga Lions has joined events with their annual Wool Show which was held at the Agricultural Show on Saturday, October 6.
Once again, the areas local farmers supported the Lions by donating 54 fleeces for presentation to the judges.
Over three days fleeces were received, weighed, classed and judged and on Saturday presented to the public.
This year a medium merino fleece, weighing 7.2 kg, with a total score of 85.5 and owned by M and G Schreiber won both prestigious prizes of Champion Fleece and most valuable fleece. Proceeds from the sale of these fleeces will be donated to “Need for Feed”; Giving back to the farmers.
The Lions catering team was requested to provide a BBQ for the crowds which proved to be a very successful day.
The patronage took all by surprise, but everyone dug deep and as always found food for the masses.
The Lioness’s were also kept busy providing sandwiches, slices and Devonshire teas which proved very popular.
The third section of the Show was the display of “No Flies on us” with the Fruit Fly Project trailer being very visible from across the arena.
Lions District Fruit Fly Chairperson John Weinert and Yarrawonga Lions Representative Jock McDonald maned the site which proved very popular with locals and visitors alike.
Lions members quickly assembled more free show bags as word of mouth around the showground made them a very popular item.
At the official opening of the Show, President Denis Griffiths addressed the crowd informing everyone about the Lions Centennial Project which was the mapping, cultivating, grading, and seeding of the arena of the Showground.
In conjunction the arena project one of the toilet blocks was upgraded and painted.
The Lions Club were fortunate in receiving a grant from the Moira Shire which offset a large portion of the cost.
A very timely speech as everyone present was able to enjoy and benefit from the Centennial Project completion.
Mark Schreiber winner of the Champion Fleece, Most Valuable and Medium Merino with Lions President Denis Griffiths.
Yarrawonga Lions introducing “No Flies on Us” Fruit Fly Project.