MONTO SHOW’S BIG PLANS
PULLING off a successful country show takes year-round planning and Monto and District Show Society volunteers know that just as well as anyone.
For months they have been preparing for Monto’s 89th annual show and now a new committee is excited to announce what patrons can experience.
Monto and District Show Society treasurer and secretary Amy Smith said a major draw card for the 2019 show would be the charbrays.
“We’ve got a charbray feature show happening on the Saturday, as well as the normal stud beef section on the Sunday, which will be great,” she said.
“Every year that Beef Week isn’t on we try to get a feature show of some description, it adds something different and allows us feature all the different breeds over the course of a few years.
“We have new prime cattle yards going up at the moment which should be ready for the show.”
Upgrades to the cattle yards and a shed at the showgrounds came after the Show Society was approved for a $35,000 state government grant in early 2018. The improved facilities will mean easier access for people and their cattle, and improved safety.
Ms Smith said the entertainment for the show was also starting to fall into place and there would be something on offer for patrons of all ages, including a goat show on the Sunday.
“Our show is all about community – we really try to showcase all of the industries equally,” she said.
“We also make an effort to include things for children under 10, because most of them can’t go on the big rides.
“We will have a specific area for children so families can bring their younger ones and there is something free for them to do.”
UPGRADES: Jim Radel is busy upgrading the cattle yard at Monto Showgrounds, in preparation for the 2019 show.