Casino Show organisers broadening the appeal

CASINO Show organisers are thinking 'outside the box' this year with events and activities for all ages.

“We've gone for something a bit different,” show secretary Kathy Ivaschenko said of the 119th Casino Show, to be held on Saturday.

“We're having an Xbox competition on a 5m screen.”

Because of the cancellation of last year's show due to the equine influenza outbreak, the show society has made 2008 a bumper year.

Entertainment will include a laser skirmish, a demolition derby, and photography, craft and scrapbook exhibits.

Aston Circus is also coming into town for the big day and performing free shows.

All the fun of the traditional show will be there, with cattle judging, horse events, poultry show and the pavilion exhibits.

“We'll have more than 70 exhibitors on the day,” Mrs Ivaschenko said. “We're still taking entries up until this afternoon and will accept late entries on the day.

“Last year was a difficult year for the society. This year we're hoping to turn that result around.

“We put in a lot of effort to broaden the show's appeal and we'd like to think the community will get right behind it.”

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