Crowds flock to show

PERFECT show weather helped draw a huge crowd to the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show, held at the Wonthaggi Showgrounds on the weekend.

This year marked 40 years since the show moved from Dalyston to Wonthaggi.

Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show Secretary Rosemary Loughnan said the show had great weather, big crowds and a real show day atmosphere.

She said attendance was outstanding on both days.

“Once inside this show, a lot of the entertainment is free,” she said.

Ms Loughnan said across the whole show, entries were on a par if not above previous years, particularly for cattle and horses.

“This was a great achievement, understanding we are in a drought and financially things are tough in livestock and horticulture,” she said.

“This would also include poultry with fabulous feedback for all sections from exhibitors. We can’t keep up with the compliments on Facebook.”

Ms Loughnan said commended Bass Coast Shire Council on its fantastic presentation of the grounds.

“We put on the best event we could. The crowds came, they were entertained and I believe appreciated what this show society, supported by the Bass Coast Shire Council and our generous sponsors had to offer. Not bad for a bunch of volunteers,” she said.

A show competitor was kicked by a horse on Saturday, and was attended by first aid and committee members, before being taken to hospital by an ambulance.

Ms Loughnan said the woman went home later that evening after being checked by a medical practitioner and being cleared of any issues.
She said the show had a fantastic safety team that responded to the incident professionally and quickly.

Pavilion results:

Garden and farm produce: best exhibit, Angus Hales. Aggregate, Amelia Tiziani.

Cut flowers: best exhibit, Margaret Watson. Best dahlia, Yvonne Gilmore. Aggregate, Margaret Owens.



Best exhibit floral: Rhonda Street

Aggregate floral: Rhonda Street

Best exhibit pot plants: Marie Jones

Aggregate: Marie Jones



Best exhibit: Rhonda Street

Aggregate: Cheryl Russell

Best decorated cake: Rhonda Street



Best exhibit: Pam Maag

Aggregate: Patricia Griggs



Best exhibit: Patricia Griggs    


TOYS AND DOLLS                      

Best exhibit: Patricia Griggs



Best exhibit: Kim Dalziel  

Aggregate: Patricia Griggs                                                    



Best exhibit: Brenda Asquith    

Aggregate: Brenda Asquith



Best exhibit: Rhonda Street

Aggregate: Rhonda Street


JUNIOR CRAFT                            

Best exhibit: Liam Marangio

AGGREGATE: Liam Marangio    


Best exhibit: Helen Sayer        

Aggregate: Jennifer Conn        



Best exhibit: Emelia Gatto        

Aggregate: Emelia Gatto    




Open: Rhonda Street, Wonthaggi for decorated cake



Patricia Griggs, Inverloch

Goodies galore: from left, Leongatha’s Alison Mancarella, Chelsea Funnell and Mark Macarella showed off their impressive haul of goodies from the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show on Saturday.

Goodies galore: from left, Leongatha’s Alison Mancarella, Chelsea Funnell and Mark Macarella showed off their impressive haul of goodies from the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show on Saturday.

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