Wallamba District Agricultural & Horticultural Assoc Inc
105th Annual Show, Saturday 18th March 2017, Nabiac Showground

105 years

2010 Summary

A fabulous crowd and a fabulous marriage proposal made the 98th Annual Show at Nabiac Showgrounds a memorable event on Saturday, 6th March.

Jared Bishop and his romantic proposal to Marion Crossley surprised and delighted a huge crowd on Saturday afternoon at the end of the Grand Parade. Jared's had to take horseriding lessons so that he could ride into the Ring, get down on bended knee and propose to Marion. How romantic is that? The crowd was enthralled waiting for Marion's "yes" which came with a very pretty blush. Congratulations to them both.

This year's Show was colorful and visitors declared it the best show ever. The huge crowd enjoyed the magnificent craft/art and animal exhibits, the superb entertainment, the myriad of different market stalls and the busy carnival. The face painting skills of Flutterbye Fairy and Pirate Pete contributed to the color of the day.

The Pet Show, which has become more popular each year, was judged by Rob and Keith from Forster Vet Hospital and Great Lakes Vet Hospital Tuncurry. Thanks to Garry and Kelly Chapman for organizing the event. Demonstrations by Great Lakes Spinners & Weavers, Great Lakes Manning Woodworkers and Donk Motors continue to interest the crowd.

Great Lakes Band had the audience tapping their toes until the Grand Parade, led by the Light Horsemen, entered the Ring. Ms Pam Hincks, who is the Nabiac Pharmacist and a great contributor to the community, was introduced by President Dave Reeve. Ms Hincks then opened the Show. The quality of the animals in the Parade was outstanding. Judges commented on the high standard of animals entered in events and declared they equalled or bettered any in the State. Local exhibitors and entrants are to be congratulated for the care they take with their animals.

The Monster Demolition Derby is the largest at New South Wales country shows with 43 cars participating. This event has raised more than $20,000 again this year making a total of almost $70,000 in 3 years for equipment for the Children's Ward of the Manning Base Hospital. Huge thanks go to Col and Margo Menser, James Newell, Phil Isaac, Dave Nelson, Gary Laidlaw and their volunteers for their exhausting work in preparing derby cars for the raffle and auctions. They are unsung heroes to the staff who work in the Children's Ward.

The crowd stayed to see fire twirling by First Light Entertainment and the fireworks spectacular at 9.00 pm. Our thanks to Nabiac Hotel Motel, Sunbury Lodge and Nabiac Excavations for their generous support of the fireworks again this year.

 
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