All things Shannon on show at expo
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