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Show defies heat to attract fun seekers

THE Korumburra Showgrounds was full of life and colour as the 119th Korumburra show was celebrated last weekend.
Unfortunately the heat had an effect on the show as Sunday’s horse events were cancelled, although this didn’t stop Saturday’s swarming crowds.
Entry fees were cheaper due to the cancellations, but the show society was pleased with the turnout.
“We were generally happy with the crowd,” show society president Doug Appleton said.
“It was surprising. We didn’t know what to expect following the rumours suggesting the show would cancel entirely.”
Some exhibits were unable to run due to the weather, but there was plenty more to see and do.
Korumburra proudly presented a large sheep exhibit and also ran poultry competitions.
Among the livestock were some of the best complex displays the show has seen, including fruit and vegetable stalls and a young magician to entertain the children.
Lachlan Wilde was discovered by the show society after he performed his magical illusions at the Busker’s Festival in Coal Creek last year.
“He performed shows throughout the day. He certainly pulls in the youngsters,” Mr Appleton said.
Sideshow Alley was also a hit with the young show goers, with the carnival rides still in full function.
Local band The Buffalo Boys ended the day with a performance at 5pm.

The show results are as follows:
Farm and Produce: Most successful exhibitor – C. Blogg.
Home Products: Most successful exhibitor: L. Brady. 3 plates baking, suitable for afternoon tea: D. Wylie. Senior Great Apple Pie Competition: 1st M. Morrison, 2nd L. Wust.
Organisations/group championship cooking competition: 1st Bena CWA, 2nd Koringal Women’s Service Club. Best presented entry Koringal Women’s Service Club. Best individual entry: 1st Natalie Opray, sponge.
Rich fruit cake competition: 1st R. Crawford, 2nd A. Hopwood.
Preserves: Aggregate prize: D. Wylie. Mixed fruit jam: D. Wylie. Jam 2 jars distinct kinds, uniform size: T. Bright. Collection of sauces – 2 distinct kinds: D. Wylie.
Flowers and Plants: Cut flowers – most successful exhibitor: Maisie Brooks. Container grown plants – most successful exhibitor: G. McRae. Floral art – best exhibit: R. Street.
Needlework: Most successful exhibitor: Jan Appleton. Best exhibit classes 1-9: K. Dalziel. Best exhibit classes 10-21: Lynda Fisher.
VAS Ltd. Knitting competition: 1st J. Appleton. One woman’s work: M. Dann.
VAS Ltd Patchwork competition: 1st W. Brady. Best individual entry: Maryka Dann. Best exhibit: D. Wylie.
Organisation/group craft exhibit: Make, bake and grow: 1st Bena CWA, 2nd Koringal WSC.
Six articles to cost no more than $10 each suitable for craft market: 1st Koringal WSC, 2nd Bena CWA.
Best individual entry: Bena CWA, bag.
Art: Class 1 Lois Wust, Class 2 Thea Dent, Class 3 Jacqui Rangott, Class 4 R. Street, Class 5 L. Arnold.
Photography: Best exhibit Stuart de Bondt. Best exhibit (junior) Samantha Hanks.
VAS Ltd. Photography competition: 1st D. Appleton, 2nd D. Appleton.
Handcrafts: Woodwork best exhibit J. Geary. Best overall J. Frank.
Junior Sunbeam boiled fruit cake: C. Turton.
Junior Apple Pie Competition: 1st Owen Jones, 2nd P. Nicholas.
Junior Section: 13-16 years most successful exhibitor M. Brandon. 8-12 years most successful exhibitor N. Crimp. 7 years and under most successful exhibitor Zane Brady.
Needlework and craft: Best entry Autumn Crimp.
Original artwork 16 years and under best overall entry pre school kindergarten: Calab (Birralee). Prep to Grade 3: Amber Walker. Grade 3 to 4: Nevada Crimp. Grade 5-6: Autumn Crimp.
Special Junior Art: Best entry Prep – Grade 2: Bailey Nettle. Grade 3-6: Thomas Matthies.
Experimental art: Best individual entry Samuel Evans.
Group/grade work Prep – Grade 2: Tennessee Crimp. Grade 3-6: Samuel Evans.
Handwriting: Best entry Grades 1-3: Keedy Phillips. Grades 4-6: Charlotte Ferguson.

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