Foster fires up for show


Foster fires up for show

THE Foster and District Agricultural Show is one of those must-do events on the summer calendar.
Going strong after more than 100 years, the show has played a vital part in the history of the town – not to mention the region. Sadly, it is one of only a handful of rural shows left in Victoria.
Saturday’s show saw horses, cattle, sheep, working dogs, chooks, alpacas, pigeons and bands all strutting their stuff. There was also a fine selection of local produce for purchase and craft exhibits on
The rides were a big hit this year, with many kids scrambling to ride inside an inflatable bubble that rolled across the still waters of a swimming pool. The mechanical bull ride also continues to attract many – most of them surprised by the fact that it’s much harder than it looks.
Foster Show Idol:
Solo artist 14 years and under – 1st Maddy Barker, 2nd Kate Facey, 3rd Bonnie Orgill.
Solo instrumental 14 years and under:  1st Louis Wheeler – Piano, 2nd Sara Midwinter – Flute.
Solo artist 15 to 20 years old: 1st Lachie Ranford – guitar, 2nd Imogen Whittaker – piano.
Solo Artist 21 years and over: 1st Leon Green, 2nd Phil Vaudrey.
Junior band/group: 1st Rockenspiele – Maddy Barker, Kate Facey, Taliya Barker, 2nd Safe and Sound – Sara Midwinter, Sam Hall, Jess Menheere and Joseph Poliswrong.
Open band/group: 1st Alicia and Tyler, 2nd Brigid and Tyler.
Foster Show Girl:
Miss Petite: Jayda Simpson of Leongatha.
Miss Junior: Kira May of Leongatha.
Miss Teenager: Brit Roffey of Foster.
Master Tot: Lachie O’Connor of Flinders.
Sheaf tossing:
O’Connell Motors Novice toss: 1st Callum Murphy, 2nd Greg Murphy, 3rd Adam Murphy.
Exchange Hotel Open Handicap: 1st Adam Murphy, 2nd Roy Beaumont, 3rd Greg Murphy, 4th John Sagasser.
Landmark South  Gippsland championship toss: 1st Adam Murphy, 2nd John Sagasser, 3rd Ian Matheson, 4th Roy
Clydesdale Section B harness:
Open driver – 1st Shannon Cantweel, 2nd K. Buckleigh.
Local driver – 1st Fiona Mottram
Driven Shetland/miniature – 1st Shannon Cantwell, 2nd K.
Driven pony 13h and under – 1st K. Buckleigh, 2nd J. Taylor.
Champion driven horse/pony – J. Taylor
Reserve champion driven horse/pony: K. Buckleigh.
• More results and photos in next week’s Star.


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