Small town puts on a big Show

Above l to r: Adam Marshall MP, Richard Gordon, David Cameron, Rev. Mark Stevens, Rita Williams, Alice Stanley, Chris Sole, Sue Ross and Richard Post
20th Feb 2024

The official opening of the 116th Guyra Show was a chance to acknowledge people in the community who have made significant contributions to the running of the Show over many years.
David Cameron, Richard Gordon and Chris Sole were presented with Life Membership badges by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, who went on to perform the official opening.
Mr Marshall congratulated the new life members on their many combined years of service which he said was ‘mindblowing’.
“Part of the real success of what makes this show such a brilliant show is the contribution that you have made as individuals but also as part of a team,” Mr Marshall said.
“You are carrying on a legacy that goes back generations and that speaks volumes as to how important this show is to the community.”
Show Society President Richard Post said that it is important to officially acknowledge the contribution of the many people who make the Show happen each year.
“There are around 200 to 300 people who have volunteered their time over the last few weeks to make the show what it is,” he said.
“In particular I would like to acknowledge the wool section with a record number of 365 fleeces which has taken days to process and prepare.
“The display is a real credit to that group who have many who have been contributing for several generations.
“The show also wouldn’t be possible without what the team at GALA who do an enormous amount of work behind the scenes and also the sponsors who donate generously to make sure the show is a success.
“We may be a small town but we put on a really big show and it is a great reflection on our community.”
The official opening was also a chance to recognise Guyra’s entrant in the Royal Ag Shows Young Women competition. Alice Stanley represented Guyra in the Zone 4 finals in Tamworth, and was in attendance at Guyra Show performing her official duties. She received her sash from sponsor Sue Ross and was presented with flowers by competition organiser Rita Williams.

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