Yarrawonga Lions Annual Wool Show
This event has been held every year without any break, the clubs longest running project. The last couple have been challenging with the cancellation of the Agriculture Show but the group persisted with changing venue last year, but this year it returned to the clubrooms at the Showgrounds, in the annex and was held over the weekend.
Local wool growers have been donating fleeces every year no matter what circumstances are in play. So, a huge thanks to everyone who has been involved over the last 56 years.
The number of fleeces were down a little this year, but the club have been told that the quality was very high.
This year proceeds of the sale of fleeces will be donated to Yarrawonga Friends in Common, supporting families touched by cancer.
For the first time Savernake Pastoral took out the two top prizes with a single fleece, Champion Fleece and Most Valuable Fleece. Congratulations Helen.
In 1965 the first Champion Fleece was won by John A. Sloan and Co Pty Ltd and today the Sloan family still has a very strong involvement with this event.
This year the next generation of wool growers in the family put in a fleece, and it came second in the Fine Merino class. Natalie and Liam Munn visited the display and had lots of fun touching all the fleeces and posing for a photo or two.
A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into any event and the tireless team of Lions work all year to ensure this show is a success. A huge thanks to Jock Toms, John Ellis, and Rob Glover.
No prizes can be won without a judge so thankyou to Peter Byrne from The Australian Wool Network for making the difficult decisions.
No prizes can be given without the support of local business’s and to Elders for their cash donation and Bunnings, who donated gift cards for all first-place winners, champion, and most valuable fleece, a huge thank you.
There are always costs involved in running any event, so your support is priceless.
Bring on 2022 as the club is waiting for this event to happen again.
Since the Lions Club of Yarrawonga was chartered in 1964, the club have held a wool show.