Lions suc­cess at show

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - On The Land -

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.

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