Rain wel­comed at Emer­ald’s big­gest ever Ag-Grow field days

Emer­ald field day a suc­cess

Central and North Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - GEORDI OF­FORD Geordi.of­ford@ru­ral­weekly.com.au

OUT AND ABOUT: Ella Job and Ellen Keeme catch up at Ag-Grow in Emer­ald. See more so­cial pho­tos from the event, and hear from a ven­dor

CUL­TURED Pearl Cloth­ing has had a pres­ence at the Ag-Grow Emer­ald Field Days for 15 years.

But this year two new faces were man­ning the tent.

Carmel North and Cara Trel­lope made the 623km jour­ney from Dalby for the first time so Carmel’s mum Ch­eryl could stay home to look af­ter her sick fa­ther.

“We love big events like this one be­cause we meet so many lovely coun­try peo­ple,” she said.

De­spite the wet, cold and foggy weather, Carmel said they had a great week­end.

“We were very pleased with how it all went, we had lots of vis­i­tors and re­turn cus­tomers,” she said.

The pair took thou­sands of items with them to the event for their cus­tomers.

“We are al­ways work­ing, it takes us about six months to

pre­pare for big shows like this one,” Carmel said.

“All of our stock is 100 per cent cot­ton and Aus­tralian­made. We make up to 30 shirts in a day. It’s a pro­duc­tion line.”

Carmel said their sizes catered for many women.

“We know that ev­ery­one is

shaped and sized dif­fer­ently, not ev­ery­one is small and pe­tite,” she said.

“We make real sizes for all women.

“Our po­los, dress-shirts and kids dress-shirts were the most pop­u­lar among our vis­i­tors.”

Carmel said they hoped to re­turn for the 2019 event.

“When we got there we just thought ‘wow, this is huge’,” she said.

The three-day event had some­thing for ev­ery­one with ma­chin­ery, cloth­ing, bull and horse sales and a kid­zone for the kids.

PHOTO: GEORDI OF­FORD

DALBY DUO: Cara Trol­lope and Carmel North of Cul­tured Pearl Cloth­ing made their way to Ag-Grow from Dalby with their hand­made cloth­ing. PHO­TOS: GEORDI OF­FORD

Danielle Hog­a­rth and John Roche out and about at Ag-Grow Emer­ald.

Lindsey and Ash­lie Pea­cock check out the stalls.

Ni­cole, Eli and Noah Black.

Ella Job and Ellen Keeme catch up at the an­nual event.

Krys­tal, Chloe, Jake and Brax­tyn Gray wait to head to the Ag-Grow Kid­zone.

Jenny and Jack Gale.

Gra­ham and Wendy Cald­well.

An­nie and James Freier of Haiko and Huna.

Trevor, Karen, Mariah and Zarly Man­war­ing.

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