PLANNING is now well underway for the 2016 Foster & District Agricultural Show.
The show schedule will be available any day now, and it’s a beauty!
The schedule is sporting a new-look, glossy, full-colour front cover.
“With its eye-catching artwork we hope it will attract new interest from all around,” said committee member Bev Tyers. “Our thanks go to the artist responsible, who revitalised the design on a promotional postcard used a few years ago. Inside you will find all the usual information. Keep your eyes peeled, as the schedule will be out in the next couple of weeks, available from the Foster Newsagency and other businesses in the surrounding districts.”
While other districts, such as Yarram, which has had to cancel this year’s show, are going through tough times, the Foster district is going ahead with its show, thanks to the efforts of dedicated committee members and the support of advertisers and sponsors.
“We’re forging ahead with our show, but we still need the services of a show secretary,” said show president Noel Afflitto. “Coming on board now as the main business end of the role begins you would get a good experience of the role. And you will receive a lot of support from the past secretary Denis and the other committee members. We are also keen to source a new treasurer, as the current one is looking for a well-deserved break. Plenty of support for this position will also be given by the previous office bearer.” Anyone wanting details on either position is invited to contact Noel on 0428 220 040.
A highlight of the 2016 show will be the HorseArtsAnzac Project, which will see riders in Light Horse regalia leading the Grand Parade and a static display in the main pavilion (see story page z).
The Avenue of Agriculture, started only a couple of years ago, is fast developing into a crowd favourite. It will be back bigger and better than ever in 2016.
You can look forward to all the regular attractions, as well, including horses, cattle, alpacas, poultry, art, craft, sheaf tossing, dog high jump and the animal nursery, along with show bags, rides and amusements and so much more for all the family to enjoy.
“Show Day, February 27, 2016, is just three months away. Now is the time to start preparing your entries. Grab yourself a schedule, bring your creative talents to the fore, search out your favourite recipes, find new patterns and execute a bold design!” is the advice from Bev Tyers.
“We look forward to seeing you all there for another great show!”