Cel­e­brat­ing agri­cul­ture’s long his­tory

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

CEL­E­BRAT­ING the War­ren re­gion’s past and present in agri­cul­ture is the cen­tral theme of the 2018 Make Smok­ing His­tory War­ren Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural Show.

The show has un­der­gone a cou­ple of changes this year, in­clud­ing a chang­ing of the guard for the show com­mit­tee.

This year’s War­ren Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent is Tr­ish Kee­gan, se­nior vice pres­i­dent is Kim Starkie ju­nior vice pres­i­dent is Ian Wil­son, trea­surer is Ethel Sale and show clerk is Re­becca Wal­lace.

In her pres­i­dent’s mes­sage in the show hand­book, Mrs Kee­gan said the cel­e­bra­tion of the re­gion’s agri­cul­tural her­itage was cho­sen to high­light the changes in the in­dus­try.

“All the tra­di­tional things from times gone past will be on dis­play in the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall,” she said.

The other big change for this year will be mak­ing the War­ren Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural Show a one

day event, all held on Saturday, March 17.

This in­cludes the fire­works, which will be held from 9pm, fol­lowed by band Chain Re­ac­tion.

Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall will be open from 9am to 5pm, in­clud­ing a va­ri­ety of ex­hibits such as veg­eta­bles, cook­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, pre­serves and sew­ing.

Var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions in­clude eques­trian events, cat­tle and log chops. Ad­mis­sion is adults $15, chil­dren 5-15 $5, chil­dren under 5 free and pen­sion­ers $10.

Visit www.war­renag­so­ci­ety.com.au for more information and var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tion en­try forms.

The log chops were a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion at last year's show.

Boyup Brook cat­tle judge Har­ris Thomp­son and Eric Moltoni with Supreme Cham­pion Bull Green­land Might and Power at last year's show.

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