The Nathalia Agricultural Society wants to bring the Nathalia Show back to its former glory.ALEXANDRA BATHMAN June 10, 2014 3:05am
The Nathalia Agricultural Society wants to bring the Nathalia Show back to its former glory.
The society will celebrate its 120th show on October 4 with a ‘Back to our Heritage’ theme, which was kicked-off early with a competition to design a new colouring contest.
The society has encouraged everyone to enter for the chance to have their design promoted throughout the district.
The winner of the competition will receive a family pass to the show and a cash prize.
Nathalia Agricultural Society member Ellen Grinter said the show had been getting smaller in recent years and the floods in 2012 caused a lot of damage to the showground.
‘‘Our show was absolutely washed out with about two inches of rain,’’ Miss Grinter said.
‘‘The show went on but gate takings were drastically down. It hurt us financially.’’
Miss Grinter said the show had a dim future before the society held an ‘SOS’ — meaning ‘save our show’ — meeting earlier last year.
‘‘It saved the show, but a few more good years and many more helpers are needed to keep our show alive,’’ she said.
‘‘There is still too few very keen people keeping the show afloat.’’
Society secretary Kathleen Botterill said the heritage theme would highlight the agricultural parts of the show.
‘‘I think traditional country shows are about farm families and country towns,’’ Mrs Botterill said.
‘‘People come together and have a chat and compete with their animals.’’
The society hoped the colouring competition would get the show on the local community’s radar early.
The design must be A4 size, black and white and include the words ‘Nathalia Show’. Entries close Tuesday, July 15.
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