The 2013 Deniliquin Show has been hailed a huge success.By Tyla Harrington
Organisers are saying the weekend’s Deniliquin Show was the most successful they have had in at least five years.
Deniliquin P&A Society treasurer Dawn Morris said everyone was ‘‘very pleased’’ with the two-day event.
About 4500 entered through the Memorial Park gates over Friday evening and Saturday.
‘‘It all went very well,’’ Mrs Morris said.
‘‘All the events were fantastic and the shearing (championships) were great.
‘‘The weather was perfect. I can’t think of any negatives — this year was outstanding!’’
Mrs Morris said although the gate money had not been counted as yet, she could be sure the show was a big success.
Show-goers were treated to fine weather, which Mrs Morris said the committee was thankful for.
She also thanked show sponsors.
‘‘Without the sponsors we wouldn’t have an event,’’ she said.
The show catered for all interests and the Memorial Park grounds were relatively dry considering Thursday’s downpour.
Guests could watch show-jumping, shearing championships, wood cutting and much more.
Many people braved stomach-dropping sideshow rides while others perused the animal nursery or grabbed a show bag.
The pumpkin competition also proved popular with all ages — the heaviest pumpkin was a massive 58kg!
John Coffee amazed on-lookers with his tree felling skills and guests were able to view the yard dog trials or try their luck on the mechanical bucking bull.
And for the first time in many years, the Miss Showgirl competition was held, with Deniliquin’s Helen McMillan taking the blue sash.
The two-day event concluded with a sky full of fireworks on Saturday evening.
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