Euroa’s time to Shine

Thou­sands to roll in for Aus­tralian Na­tional Show and Shine Euroa

Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY GRACE EVANS gevans@ ne­me­

EUROA will be buzzing this week­end as hun­dreds of cars, mo­tor­bikes, trucks and trac­tors, to­gether with thou­sands of mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts, roll in for the Aus­tralian Na­tional Show and Shine Euroa.

The fam­ily event will fan out in the Seven Creeks Parks and town’s CBD this Sun­day.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor Amanda Mc­Claren said the show­case event, which has been run­ning for 17 years, is es­ti­mated to in­ject nearly $800,000 di­rectly into the lo­cal econ­omy.

“Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil is very proud to spon­sor a com­mu­nity-driven event that brings such sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic ben­e­fits to the re­gion,” she said.

“We en­cour­age our com­mu­nity to con­tinue to get be­hind this great event and con­grat­u­late or­gan­is­ers on its on­go­ing suc­cess.”

Ray Read, who has been in­volved in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the event for a long time, said last year’s show saw ap­prox­i­mately 7000 peo­ple come through the gates.

“We are ex­pect­ing an in­crease on this fig­ure for the 2018 event due to the high num­ber and qual­ity of dis­play ve­hi­cles that we will have on show,” Mr Read said.

John Teas­dale, who took over the Euroa Mo­tor Inn just over a year ago now, said peo­ple leav­ing from last year’s event just booked again for the same time next year.

“Ac­com­mo­da­tion is re­ally in de­mand, be­ing that it’s very lim­ited in Euroa,” he said.

For long stand­ing con­trib­u­tors to the event - Euroa Apex Club - this is a big week­end.

The team will be bring­ing their car­a­van to the day where they will be sell­ing cold drinks and hot food.

Club sec­re­tary Alex Mack­rell said it’s great to be able to be in­volved in the day and to make some mon- ey for the com­mu­nity.

“All the money we make on the day from sell­ing food and drinks goes di­rectly back in the com­mu­nity,” Mr Mack­rell said.

“In pre­vi­ous years, we have used the money to do­nate things like a shower chair to Ama­roo.

“The week­end is def­i­nitely one of our big­ger money rais­ers.”

The Show and Shine week­end has brought in peo­ple from far and wide, with this week­end cer­tainly all geared up to be no ex­cep­tion.

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