Security?s no joke
By NERIDA BLOK
PETER ROBINSON is a little concerned about his credibility as a security guard at this year's Nimbin Show. Dressed as a clown, Mr Robinson will provide entertainment and security at the town's annual country event this Saturday and Sunday. "I'm just not sure how seriously I will be taken looking like this," Mr Robinson said. His wife and show secretary, Janelle Robinson, said clowns and kewpie dolls would feature at the show, supporting this year's 'Back to Nimbin' theme. "Clowns were always a major part of country shows," Mrs Robinson said. "And boyfriends always bought their girlfriends a kewpie doll each year." She said volunteer show society workers had spent nearly 11 hours making 50 tulled dolls on sticks to sell at the show. "There will also be a memorabilia display, including newspaper clippings dating back to 1920, and collector Ross Heath has put together a fantastic Norco dairy display," Mrs Robinson said. For the serious show contenders, Mrs Robinson said Saturday was the day to go. "That's when all the beef, horse, dog and poul- try judging takes place," she said. "And Sunday is more for the children with a kids pet show, a junior whip cracking competition, a mechanical bull, dog high jump and a jumping castle." Mr Robinson said she hoped ex-Nimbin expatriates and former show society members would return to help remember and celebrate the efforts of all the volunteers who have created and sustained the show since it started in 1918. Show society president for the fourth year running, Phill Williams, said as the first show on the circuit the Nimbin event always attracted a good crowd. "We get people from as far as Tenterfield, Coffs Harbour, Beaudesert and the Gold Coast," Mr Williams said. Full programs are available from most Nimbin business houses, or can be obtained by calling Janelle Robinson on 6689 0373.