Small committee pulls off another cracking ag show
About 3500 people flocked to the Narrogin LiveLighter Agricultural Show last Saturday, which celebrated its 115th anniversary.
Organised by a small committee of seven through the Narrogin Agriculture Society, the recreation centre was transformed with displays, rides, entertainment and about 70 stalls spilling out across the grounds.
The dog agility competition opened the day on the centre’s front lawn, with Lexi and owner Rhiannon Malek coming in first, Stella and and Roxanne McNabb second, and Nadia and Andrew Hinton third.
Organiser and judge Toni Beaton said it was a fun challenge for both the dogs and their owners and thanked Dillons’ residents for making rosettes for the competition.
Country Target, J&D Lifestyle and SportsPower clothes and frocks were also modelled at adults’ and children’s fashion shows throughout the day.
The show’s ram shed held several sheep-judging competitions, including merino and prime lamb sections.
Owner Ray Batt and handler Brendon Lamont won with the supreme ewe of the show, while owner and stud principal Ray Lewis won the supreme exhibit.
Local farmer Tom Reed, better known as Tom the Pom, also blade-sheared sheep throughout the day.
Hey Presto the Magician, Pop Magic shows and the petting zoo were just a few of the entertainment options for children. The Sundowner Line Dancers, Narrogin Ballet and Oriental Dancers, as well as various bands and singers performed throughout the day.
Narrogin Agriculture Society secretary and organiser Fran Shales hailed the event a huge success, with the sunny weather and end-of-show fireworks among the highlights of the day.
Ms Shales said she wanted to give special thanks to the Narrogin Lions Club and the Narrogin army cadets, who helped out with cleaning up the day after the show.
“I am really thankful to all our lovely volunteers and everyone involved,” she said.
“But we would love more to come volunteer and join the committee to help and share the workload so we can make the show bigger and better next year.”
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