Success at “beautiful”
At last Corowa Show goers were greeted with sun at this year’s 140th edition of the funfilled event.
People from all over the region turned up to one of the town’s most exciting events, resulting in an attendance increase from previous years.
Joshua Thornton opened the show this year at 1pm, coming along with his gold medal from the Commonwealth Games and staying around for people to have a photo with him.
Show Secretary Jan McKenna said she was pleased with the overall result of the 140th Corowa Show, which had old traditions, and new ones, prevalent.
“The day was absolutely beautiful and bright,” Ms McKenna said.
“The main pavilion was a picture, a huge thank you to all who entered with the many entries and a credit to the stewards who displayed the work. Main pavilion entries were also up on last year.
“Our entertainment was fabulous, Scott Stunz the magician entertained the children with his magic, Bubble Muffin had a colourful display of food and vegetables and the children made their creations and then ate them.
“The climbing wall was back again free of charge, and he was kept very busy all day. The Fruit Fly Circus crew were fabulous, they had three workshops for the day teaching children the art of juggling and hula hooping and were delightful.
“The animal nursery was also a great place to sit and nurse the animals and the horse arena looked a picture with the horses going through their performances.”
Ms McKenna was especially thankful for the beanie donations, with 36 adult beanies to go towards the Hilltop Cancer Centre in Albury and nine children’s beanies to go to Maya’s Rest at Yass.
Ms McKenna said the art pavilion was “a little disappointing”, with school displays missing and not a large number of pictures, however it was still worth looking at.
The new theme of this year’s Corowa Show was to come dressed as your favourite movie character, something that Ms McKenna said reached the ears of very few.
Only three children entered, but they had a great time being dressed up. Lorraine Smith the compere looked a fabulous, dressed as a Genie, and she entertained the three children with a story about the lamp.
Ms McKenna was proud to be a part of the event for another year and thanked everyone who made the day possible.
“Overall, the day was great and a huge thank you to all the people who volunteered their time to help set up and run the many sections at the show. Without these people the show would not happen,” she said.
“Also to the volunteers who work at the show all year quietly working behind the scenes to make the show grounds such a great venue.”
Federation Council General Manager Adrian Butler attended the annual show, and offered congratulations on behalf of council.