SHOW OF LOVE: Julia Adlington, from St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church flower group, and Les Wiles, from the Alstonville Lions Club, prepare for Alstonville Show Week which starts on Saturday, with a market on Sunday in Main St.
SHOW OF LOVE: Julia Adlington, from St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church flower group, and Les Wiles, from the Alstonville Lions Club, prepare for Alstonville Show Week which starts on Saturday, with a market on Sunday in Main St. Doug Eaton

Alstonville Show Week starts Saturday with community fun day

SHOW OF LOVE: Julia Adlington, from St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church flower group, and Les Wiles, from the Alstonville Lions Club, prepare for Alstonville Show Week which starts on Saturday, with a market on Sunday in Main St.
SHOW OF LOVE: Julia Adlington, from St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church flower group, and Les Wiles, from the Alstonville Lions Club, prepare for Alstonville Show Week which starts on Saturday, with a market on Sunday in Main St. Doug Eaton

THERE will be a show of love at Alstonville from this weekend.

Alstonville Show Week, organised by the village's Lions and Apex clubs, starts on Saturday with a Community Fun Day at Alstonville Plaza, from 9am to 2pm.

And on Sunday, from 9am to 2pm, a street market will be held in a section of Main St closed to traffic (access to the petrol station will remain open).

The love will come on Wednesday when St Bartholomew's Anglican Church flower group opens its display at the church with the theme, 'The Colour of Love'.

Les Wiles, from the Lions Club, said Show Week aimed to showcase the village leading up to the 125th annual Alstonville Show - Ballina Shire's only show - on October 25-26.

This is the second year Show Week has been held, but the first time the CBD block has been closed for a market.

Mr Wiles said the organising committee wanted to build a community event around something which had been around for a long time, and the Alstonville Show provided the perfect opportunity.

The opening of the Alstonville bypass had allowed for the street to be closed.

There will be a lot happening during the week, from guided heritage tours on Tuesday and next Thursday, at 11am and 2pm, from Crawford House Museum ($5, phone 6628 1828) to displays at Alstonville Plaza and the flower show at St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, open 10am-3pm from Wednesday, October 23, through to next Saturday.



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