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Counting down the days to Foster Show

THE countdown is on! The 110th Foster & District Show is only days away, due to take place at Foster Showgrounds on Saturday February 25.

As always there will be lots to see and do, and for a show where the focus is on country life there will, of course, be plenty of animal attractions.

It has been two years since donkeys featured at Foster’s show, so it will be exciting to welcome them again this year, this time with the added attraction of novelty events. These include a ‘Bra & Donkey Wrangling’ race, ‘Bra & Mule Wrangling’ race, Musical Chairs, Fancy Dress and obstacle races.

Fiona Mottram is coordinating the donkey section at the show. Fiona, who lives at Woorarra West, has been interested in donkeys since 1983. She bought her first donkey in 1990 and now has quite a collection of donkeys and mules.

Animal lovers will find plenty to delight at the show. As well as the donkeys and mules, there’ll be a wide variety of horse events, as well as dog jumping and sheep dog trials. They are perennial favourites, as is Rain, Hayne and Shine’s animal nursery, which is always a great hit with the littlies, and the reptile show – for those who aren’t into the cute and cuddly!

Even the Avenue of Agriculture features some animals amongst its niche farming selection – goats, pigs, bees, worms and rabbits.

All this and much more you will find at this year’s Foster & District Show, so mark the date in your diary now – Saturday February 25 – and prepare for a great celebration of life in the country – with or without animals.

Caption (photo in Mirror 2 March 2016, page 20):

Jack Weston and son Harley meet a sheep in the perennially popular animal nursery at last year’s Foster Show. Rain, Hayne and Shine’s animal nursery will be back to delight littlies at this year’s show on February 25.

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