Show­time for poul­try, dogs

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - BY ANITA McPHER­SON FREE

LO­CAL clubs will share their in­ter­ests with spec­ta­tors and the com­mu­nity as part of an Au­tumn Fun Sun­day event be­ing held at the Wan­garatta Show­grounds on Sun­day.

While a pony club show will no longer be tak­ing part, there will still be plenty to see with the Wan­garatta Ken­nel and Obe­di­ence Dog Club hold­ing obe­di­ence tri­als at 9am, be­fore the an­nual Mil­lion Paws Walk starts at 10am.

Dog own­ers and their pets can watch the tri­als, take part in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties and browse stalls show­cas­ing mer­chan­dise and pet ac­ces­sories.

The Wan­garatta Poul­try Show is also be­ing held in the poul­try pavil­ion where bird en­thu­si­asts and their more than 440 birds will com­pete, with three judges as­sess­ing the soft feather, hard feather and wa­ter fowl cat­e­gories.

Club mem­ber Greg Vonarx said judg­ing will be­gin at 9.30am but spec­ta­tors are free to come along and see the beau­ti­ful birds on dis­play in­clud­ing chooks, ducks and tur­keys.

He said the spa­cious fa­cil­i­ties were ideal for peo­ple of all ages to take a close look at the birds which will be in tip top con­di­tion for the show, com­pet­ing for the “best in show” top prize across all sec­tions.

“We’ve got lovely show­grounds here and we are very lucky to have these fa­cil­i­ties, with re­ally wide aisles be­tween the rows of cages so peo­ple can wan­der around,” he said.

“It’s go­ing to be a re­ally so­cial event on Sun­day where a lot of peo­ple who share the same in­ter­est can come to­gether in the one place to catch up.”

The Wan­garatta Men’s Shed will also be rep­re­sented on the day dis­play­ing their hand­made wares and other items, in­clud­ing cages and ken­nels, fur­ni­ture, gar­den benches, planter boxes and more.

There will also be stock feed and grain sup­pli­ers in the shear­ing shed and plenty of re­fresh­ments for sale.

En­try is free and ev­ery­one is wel­come with the ac­tion to start from 8am and the poul­try prizes to be an­nounced at mid­day.

BEAU­TI­FUL PLUMAGE: Club mem­ber Greg Vonarx will be among those show­ing his poul­try at the Wan­garatta Poul­try Show on Sun­day dur­ing the au­tumn fun day event. PHOTO: Mel Guy

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