The old saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person” certainly rings true with Sue Thomas who is joint vice president of the Southern Fleurieu Agricultural Society.
Sue shares this busy role with Patsy Greer who also takes on the role of Cookery co-ordinator for the Port Elliot Show.
Sue works full time at the Toop Motors district office of the RAA in Victor Harbor and has been an integral part of this vibrant busy team that looks after insurance, travel and other important issues for the community for over three years now.
She is also the co-ordinator for indoor exhibits at the Port Elliot Show and this entails co-ordinating and supervising a team of specialists who work on individual exhibit sections such as home produce, cut flowers, floral art, cookery, cake decorating, needlework, craft, junior art, photography woodwork and scarecrows.
All entries to these sections, are entered onto the data base by Gayle Garrett, who is secretary for the show and Sue and her daughter Naomi then dispatch the information and tickets to entrants.
It is a huge task over seeing the indoor sections, but Sue has the continued support of husband Mark who she claims, is understanding and accommodating as far as her show involvement goes.
“Without his support, I wouldn't be able to be involved to this extent and he also acts as that 'word of wisdom and advice' for me,” Sue said.
Sue enjoys everything she does and said she has had lots of support from Toop Motors and this year, they have come on board as a major sponsor.
“I am extremely grateful to the manager Tony Smith and the team here for their continuing support especially over this busy pre-show period,” Sue said.
“I have watched the show grow and it's an exciting two day event that locals embrace and we have hundreds of exhibitors displaying their arts, crafts and successes each year.
I have watched the show grow and it's an exciting two day eventSue Thomas
This year we have included extra categories for 14 to 16 year old entrants, which will be a huge benefit, as previously they were classified in junior sections but now, they have their own section,'' she said.
The 140th Port Elliot Show will be held on the weekend of October 6 and 7 and entries are now open for all indoor categories.
Entries will close in late September and more information and entry forms can be obtained on the website www.portelliotshow.com.au The Port Elliot Show has historic significance.