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Wonthaggi show a summer hit

THE Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show in Wonthaggi was a great success last weekend, with a large crowd coming through the gate on both days.

The event was a bit hit among visiting tourists as well as locals, with the cooler weather providing perfect conditions for every person and animal involved.

Show secretary and main organiser, Rosemary Loughnan, said the committee was pleased with the result, if not relieved the big event was over for another year with around 300 volunteers involved.

Ms Loughnan said there were plenty of highlights throughout the show,

“The stunt motorbikes were a massive hit after being away for three years and drew a huge crowd,” she said.

“We also had 23 teams of dogs come for the fly ball competition, with some coming from as far away as Ballarat.”

Ms Loughnan said the equestrian show also went well on the Sunday, but the show jumping was missed this year.

“We’ve redone our arena and because of the wet winter, it wasn’t up to the safety level that we were prepared to risk,” she said.

“We’ve had to postpone it for later in the year; it was really just six weeks too early to use the arena. However the Leongatha Medieval Society was out there with their archery and the Road Show from the council, so we made use of the space.”

With putting on the show a mammoth task, Ms Loughnan said anyone interested in volunteering, donating or sponsoring the event next year should get in contact by visiting www.basscoastagshow.org.au.

 

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