What a show! The 74th Dalgety Show a runaway success.
The weather was spot on as President Julie Hedger and her team welcomed locals and visitors to the Dalgety Showground for the 74th Annual Dalgety Show.
Lots of smiles on faces is always a great indicator of a fantastic show and again the number of guests through the gates was again up on the year prior and is a wonderful result following on from a year of hard work and enhancements that the current Dalgety Show committee.
All stall holders and food vendors reported back that they had a great experience at the show with sales exceeding their expectations and the promise to return in 2019 to help celebrate the 75th show.
Local identity and Life Member of the show society, Mrs Judy Walters had the honour of opening our show and regaled the crowd with her memories of attending the very first Dalgety Show, which was held on a Wednesday as back then Sunday was the day for church and rest. Her family have been an integral part of the Dalgety Show landscape for decades and it was curtailing fitting that she was asked to open the show.
The committee also had the privilege of awarding Life Memberships to Jan and Keith Bennett, Shelley and Bert Thompson and a appreciation award to Phil Daley for his service to the show society over a number of years.
Entries were up in all sections albeit our Sheep sectioned cancelled for this 74th show following on from the sheep pavilion being destroyed by a freak wind event late in 2017.
Photography Head Steward Megan Bridgemen had her work cut out for her with entries exceeding all previous years and the pavilion came alive with the images of those that entered giving the walls a real lift and story. It was a tough job for the judge to pick winner in the sections with such wonderful entries.
We also welcome the Fleece into the Pavilion for the display and a number of people stopped to smell and touch the fleece with many touching fleece for the first time in their lives. With the response from those visiting the pavilion, the fleece will now have a permanent home in the pavilion for the enjoyment of young and old.
The horse events were well attended again and brings an excitement to the ring with horse and rider showing their skills to all. The hardworking committee again did a stirling job.
Overall the 74th Dalgety Show is a success due to the entrants bringing along their exhibitions and entries to delight those visiting our show. Without your continued support of our show, your ability to cook great cakes, paint a beaut picture, breed the finest cattle or create an entry for the novelty event, our show just would not be the same, so a big THANK YOU to all that contribute.
The committee is now working hard to celebrate the 75th Dalgety Show, a big celebration is on the cards with some exciting things to come.
The Dalgety Show Society Inc. is a devoted group of people who feel strongly about the future of rural Australia and understand the importance of local Shows. Every year the committee organises for the Dalgety Show, new and exciting events to keep the show fresh and appealing to not only the residents of the Snowy River Shire but visitors to the Snowy Mountains and the Monaro. The Dalgety Show Society Inc. welcomes new members. Membership costs just $7.50 per person or $15 per family.