Show simply first class
THE Foster Show turned on both a brilliant day and a large crowd last weekend, with around 1500 people attending the event.
Special guest for the show, singer and comedian Greg Champion, was a highlight on the day, performing a variety of songs for the crowd.
He also announced the winner of the Champion Song Contest, which went to Prue Fleming from Foster with her song Come to the Foster Show, sung to the tune of God Save the Queen.
There were activities for all throughout the day, from sheep shearing and dog events to classic cars and a speed knitting competition.
Not only were the gate takings up on last year, but also the entries in the exhibition shed, with a wide range of fruit, vegetables, cakes, handicrafts and photos on display.
A new carrot cake competition this year was also a big hit, with 19 entries.
Staff from the South Gippsland Hospital were also kept busy raising money and awareness for the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay, where team members take turns to ride a combined 525km without stopping.
Fundraising included male team members and staff having their legs waxed, whilst one shaved his head and another shaved off his moustache.
Show secretary Dennis O’Neill said the day was “absolutely wonderful”.
“I thought it was fabulous to see everything come together,” he said.
“We must thank all the volunteers who contributed so much of their time to make it all happen.”
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