108 ways to enjoy the Trundle Show

Champions: Jack and Tom Whitty with their Champion Senior Bull at the 2017 Trundle Show. Photo:Supplied.
Champions: Jack and Tom Whitty with their Champion Senior Bull at the 2017 Trundle Show. Photo:Supplied.

After experiencing some wild conditions at last years show, the conditions are looking good for the 2018 edition of the Annual Trundle Show. While the weather is expected be beautiful, there will be a good deal of show goers that will be happy if it does happen to rain.

There will once again be plenty on offer for friends and families to enjoy with pavilion exhibits, animal displays, competitions and the ever popular sideshow alley.

Trundle P&A Society President, Boyd Aveyard, said that the society had already hosted a number of events, including the Showgirl and Junior Showgirl competition, with great success and that the hard work from the committee and community was absolutely vital.

Shining Showgirl: Sally Taylor, Ashleigh Farrar, Boyd Aveyard (Trundle P&A President), Eliza Kelly (2018 Trundle Showgirl) and Isabelle Wykes. Photo: Supplied.

Shining Showgirl: Sally Taylor, Ashleigh Farrar, Boyd Aveyard (Trundle P&A President), Eliza Kelly (2018 Trundle Showgirl) and Isabelle Wykes. Photo: Supplied.

“The luncheon and competitions were well supported and were wonderful events. Many thanks go to Sally Taylor and her tireless helpers, and of course to the sponsors, advertisers, committee members, competition entrants and supporters. Without all of them the show and other events would not be possible,” he said.

The Trundle Showgirl Competition was held on Saturday, April 14 and is a biannual event aiming to find a junior and senior female ambassador for the Trundle Show and Trundle itself. The competition provides the opportunity for entrants to become involved in their community, with entrants judged on personality, confidence, ambition, general and rural knowledge, and speech and presentation.

Eliza Kelly was announced as the winner of the 2018 Trundle Showgirl Competition and has long been involved in the Trundle community as part of the Trundle Football Club and Trundle CWA, along with volunteering at local ceremonies including Anzac Day and Australia Day.

The 2018 Junior Showgirl was Lucy Aveyard who is currently in Year 10 at Kinross Wolaroi School. Lucy is well versed in farm work, helping her mother and father, and has also assisted in both the vegetable and sheep sections of the Trundle Show. 

Boyd said they are expecting a good level of entries in the pavilion sections, and while 2018 has slipped further into drought, he is looking forward to good times ahead. “Hopefully the next twelve months will see a return of favourable conditions. The Olga Bell Memorial Garden Competition was held in 2017 with many wonderful town and farm gardens, and was supported by many keen gardeners. Unfortunately 2018 has not been favourable to gardens so the decision is still pending regarding this years competition,” he said.

The P&A committee is already planning for the future, including the long awaited 2019 Tractor Pull which will be held on the March 30 and 31, with Boyd saying the society was always looking for more new members. “We would love to see you at the monthly meetings, held on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Services and Citizens Club,” he said.