Show dedicated to life member

FUN DAY: Strathalbyn Agricultural Show secretary Robyn Van Dok will not be bringing her dog Ruby to the show, as there are to be no pets on the grounds. Photo: Dani Brown.

FUN DAY: Strathalbyn Agricultural Show secretary Robyn Van Dok will not be bringing her dog Ruby to the show, as there are to be no pets on the grounds. Photo: Dani Brown.

STRATHALBYN – The 2017 Strathalbyn Agricultural Society Show will be dedicated to life member Dillis Wright, who recently passed away.

Mrs Wright was a keen country show exhibitor with her Ayrshire dairy cattle for seven decades.

This year’s show will be held from 10am to 4.30pm on Monday, October 2 at the Strathalbyn Showgrounds, with some parts of the show inside the new Strathalbyn Football Club rooms.

Show secretary Robyn Van Dok said it brought townsfolk together for some fun.

“It’s an inexpensive day of enjoyment for the whole family, and what we’ve found is it’s an education process for kids about agriculture, too,” she said.

In the livestock section, there are dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and alpacas. No dogs are to be on the grounds due to the livestock entries.

Along with the usual stalls, showbags, and carnival amusements, there will be Wobbles the Clown, the local Luminous dance group performing, and kids games on the oval at 10am and 2pm. The Strathalbyn Trail Bag will be offered again.

Music will be provided by the Strathalbyn Concert Band, and the Eastern Fleurieu School choir will sing the national anthem and other songs at noon.

A highlight of last year’s show was the strongest egg competition, and it will be on again this year.

Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children and concession. Discounts available when pre-purchasing from IGA or the newsagency.

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