130 YEARS OF AGRICULTURAL SHOWS IN GUNNEDAH A FINE CELEBRATION
ONE hundred and 30 years of agricultural shows at Gunnedah was celebrated in tremendous style on the weekend and the Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said he was delighted to be part of the festivities.
“Country shows are the pillar of regional communities and this was very evident as I walked around the show ground and record number of trade exhibitors,” Mr Anderson said.
“Agricultural shows are a vital part of the fabric of regional and rural communities, and the involvement by volunteers and the community was clearly visible at Gunnedah.
“I would like to congratulate the Show President Rob Witts and his enthusiastic team of local volunteers for the event they provided.
“As Rob pointed out in his opening remarks, there aren’t too many structures or organisations in Gunnedah that are 130 years old, an indication of the support the show enjoys in this community.
“Almost all aspects of life in and around Gunnedah were on display - the Historical Society’s pavilion, Art and Photography, the displays of agricultural produce, livestock, and machinery.
“There was a tremendous showing of horses in the main ring along with the parade of historical vehicles during the Grand Parade.
“I would like to congratulate Edwina Carrigan the Junior Showgirl winner and Haylee Murrell who was judged the Senior Showgirl winner. I also want to praise the efforts of Jessica Moore, Jodie McNeice, Amy Vincent, Kayla Smith and Allison Korn who also entered in the Showgirl competition.
“Finally I would like to place on record my sincere appreciation of the efforts of the volunteers and the wider Gunnedah community in their support they provide for this fantastic annual showcase of their town and district,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor, Jamie Chaffey, Gunnedah Show Society President Rob Witts as members of the Gunnedah Shire Band file off the main arena during the Grand Parade.