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12 October, 2022

Third time’s a charm: Tooraweenah show set to go ahead this weekend

Two cancellations and a pandemic later, the 106th Tooraweenah Show is set to go ahead.

By Emily Middleton

Committee members and locals got stuck into the working bee held over the past weekend, and got the grounds looking schmick for the big day. Tooraweenah show society secretary, Kristy Gale, said the working bee was a huge success, with the most helpers they had had in years.

“We had about 25 people with lots of young locals getting in and giving a hand,” she said. The show will boast local talent, stores, entertainment and more, starting with horse events throughout the day.

“We already have quite a few entries for the horse events and once the sunny forecast comes in, I’m sure they’ll just streamline through,” said Mrs Gale.

“We have lots of talented locals who are excited to get in the ring.”

Making the management of the show that little bit easier, the organisers received a grant in recent months to bring the show online.

“So now all of our entries can be done online, and it’s made the process so much easier, and I can already see that’s bringing in more contestants,” said Mrs Gale.

Horse events by day, and rodeo by night, bucking bulls and team penning are just some of the events ready to take place from the afternoon onwards. Mrs Gale says this year’s rodeo is set to be one of the biggest, with full steam ahead rain, hail, or shine.

“There’s lots of events within the rodeo and I definitely think it’s going to be a highlight. Inland Rail has given us a sponsorship for the rodeo, so we’re grateful for their support and can’t wait to put on a great show.”

To compliment the rodeo, live music by Leon Cunningham will play late into the night. This year’s show is a chance to showcase the new office building which has been constructed in the last year.

“That’s the big new administration building that went up this year,” said Mrs Gale. “The administration building is in the line of other buildings that have been or have plans to be renovated. Next on the list is the toilet block.

“Hopefully by next year’s show we will have a new toilet up and running!”

In what feels like a long time coming, the Tooraweenah Show committee are bursting at the seams for this weekend. President Ben Gale is excited to finally have a show under his presidency, after being in the role for close to three years.

“We’re just looking forward to just having a show at the moment. After two year’s no show, we’ve got lots of things to look forward to,” said Mrs Gale.

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