All things Shan­non on show at expo

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teers from the Shan­non Rail­way Sta­tion Mu­seum and Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to­gether with other Shan­non busi­nesses pre­sented a united dis­play of all things Shan­non at the re­cent Welling­ton Home and Gar­den Show.

Over three days 12,500 vis­i­tors came through the show and many stopped to be in­formed about the things they can see and do in Shan­non and the wider Horowhenua District.

The Vis­i­tor Cen­tre has re­cently pro­duced a Shan­non brochure which in­cludes things to see and do, places to stop and shop and food op­tions, which was handed out.

The vol­un­teers were at times over­whelmed with the num­bers stop­ping in. In­cluded in the dis­play was the orig­i­nal Shan­non paint­ing by well known artist Sarah Platt who also had a stand at the show and of­fered to dis­play it with other Shan­non prod­ucts.

Dur­ing the school hol­i­days Shan­non busi­nesses re­ceived vis­i­tors as the show gave away free passes to their at­trac­tions.

“We can’t thank our vol­un­teers and those who manned the stand enough for their out­stand­ing ef­fort and the en­thu­si­asm they showed in pro­mot­ing Shan­non,” Shan­non Pro­gres­sive As­so­ci­a­tion Sec­re­tary Janette Camp­bell, who over­sees the Cen­tre said. “It was cer­tainly worth it.” All prospec­tive par­ents and stu­dents are in­vited to at­tend the

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