Nicholas Wise, 13, of Murwillumbah, shows of his champion modern game bantam at the Casino Show on Saturday.
Nicholas Wise, 13, of Murwillumbah, shows of his champion modern game bantam at the Casino Show on Saturday. Doug Eaton

Huge turnout at Casino Show

HUGE is the best way to describe the Casino Agricultural Show on Saturday. Gate-takings were double on last year's show, according to secretary Sue Serone.

The remarkable turnout was largely attributed to the crowds that flocked to see the Extreme FMX Kaos freestyle motocross team which wowed a packed stadium with their dare-devil stunts.

Ms Serone is still smarting over her disqualification in the Ride-On Lawn Mower race - the golf buggy in which she competed, devoid of mower blades, did not make the cut. There were no upsets, however, in the Sheep versus Human Rugby Match. Mutton triumphed over man. The more traditional events such as the cattle dog trials attracted a large crowd, as did the duck races.

The pavilion was full to capacity throughout the day and give-aways kept showgoers even happier.

Siobhan McNamara of Casino, took out the title of Casino Show Girl and will represent Casino in the Northern Region Zone Finals.

“We have to say a big thank-you to all the volunteers,” Ms Serone said.



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