Recognition for region’s show achievers

July 05, 2017

Good performers: (l to r) Joseph Stevens, Dana Clutterbuck, Chloe Bowles, Lucy Marra, Shannon Goss, Brenton Davies, (front) Jacob Heard and Tessa Runting.

Proud as punch: Marjorie Porter, Sue Aldridge, VAS LTD chairperson Jenny Daffy and lifemember Paul Graylands from VAS LTD.

Ballarat’s Jacob Heard has taken out the district Junior Show Ambassador competition held on the weekend in Shepparton.

Organising committee president Neville McDonald said the competition was part of the Goulburn Valley Riverina Shows Association conference, attended by more than 150 people.

‘‘Everything went off really well,’’ Mr McDonald said.

‘‘We had a bunch of agricultural shows including exhibits of cattle, horses, dogs, cats, pigeons and poultry.

‘‘We also had cooking, craft, artwork and school work competitions.’’

The junior ambassador competition saw competitors from all over Victoria, including Kyabram’s Joseph Stevens, judged on their personality, what they had done in their community, their general knowledge and ambitions.

‘‘We had two very cold mornings but the participation numbers were good,’’ Mr McDonald said. ‘‘Our area did well in the competitions.’’

Numurkah’s Marjorie Porter, who has been secretary and treasurer at the Numurkah Show and secretary of the Goulburn Valley Riverina Shows Association, received a meritorious award for her work and dedication in shows for more than 50 years.

‘‘My wife Janelle won the jam competition for her nectarine jam which she put together with love and affection,’’ Mr McDonald said.

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