Show what you’re re­ally made of

Geelong Advertiser - - OUR SAY -

SHOW­BAGS, rides and farm an­i­mals — yep, the Royal Gee­long Show is here again.

To­day the show­grounds will be the place to be for thou­sands of Gee­long lo­cals.

There is some­thing re­as­sur­ing and fa­mil­iar about tra­di­tions such as the show that make liv­ing here just a lit­tle more sweet.

It’s the place where we went with our fam­i­lies as young chil­dren, where we went with our school friends in our teens and where we now take our own kids.

The Royal Gee­long Show is a ter­rific community event, and in these days of elec­tronic games, it’s great that we still have it.

Sure, you can’t fight dragons in a vir­tual world there or pre­tend you’re part of a se­cret mil­i­tary mis­sion in a vir­tual war on ter­ror like you can in your Xbox — but that’s OK. You can ac­tu­ally be out with real peo­ple, hav­ing sim­ple, old-fash­ioned fun.

And that is some­thing of which we all need a lot more.

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