Suc­cess at “beau­ti­ful”

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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