WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Cooper Hyde, 4, is all smiles after winning a prize on the clowns at the Kyogle Show.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Cooper Hyde, 4, is all smiles after winning a prize on the clowns at the Kyogle Show. Rodney Stevens

Big crowds enjoy 'best Kyogle Show in recent memory’

HUNDREDS of people from across the Northern Rivers enjoyed what has been labelled the 'best Kyogle Show in recent memory' on Saturday.

Kyogle Show Society president Brian Eichmann said the 2015 event began with a campdraft at the showgrounds on Friday.

"By all accounts we had a bigger and better show than we have had for some time," he said.

GALLERY: Some of the faces at this year's Kyogle Show

Makayla, 9, and Will Sneath, 6, enjoying the jumping castle at the Kyogle Show.
Makayla, 9, and Will Sneath, 6, enjoying the jumping castle at the Kyogle Show. Rodney Stevens

"We had increased entries all round in all sections; cattle, poultry, the main ring and the pavilions.

"We had some 450 dogs per day at our championship dog show which is run by the Kyogle and District Kennel Club."

Cowboy hats and checked shirts were the order of the day as people browsed the entertainment and displays while cold drinks proved popular with people of all ages seeking respite from the warm weather.

Mr Eichmann said the show had been revamped for 2015.

"Everyone knows it improves each year but this year is a standout," he said.

Lilly Feakes, 11, of Kyogle, enjoying a raspberry slushie at the 2015 Kyogle Show.
Lilly Feakes, 11, of Kyogle, enjoying a raspberry slushie at the 2015 Kyogle Show. Rodney Stevens

"We've got very enthusiastic younger members coming into the Show Society and we would welcome a continuation of this."

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland was among those who joined in the festivities, serving customers at the Kyogle Show Society canteen alongside Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan.

Kyogle Rural Youth members Charliez Taylor, 9, Emily Davis, 14 and Zoe Davis, 13, all of Kyogle at the 2015 show.
Kyogle Rural Youth members Charliez Taylor, 9, Emily Davis, 14 and Zoe Davis, 13, all of Kyogle at the 2015 show. Rodney Stevens

"I thing the show is a great opportunity for the entire community to come together and share what is really a rural experience," Cr Mulholland said.

"I hope we never lose that sense of what it is to be rural."

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Page MP Kevin Hogan served customers at the Kyogle Show Society canteen during the 2015 show.
Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Page MP Kevin Hogan served customers at the Kyogle Show Society canteen during the 2015 show. Rodney Stevens

Mr Hogan said he tries to get to every local show in his electorate.

"I love all the shows," he said.

Georgia Worboys, 11, of Alstonville smelling the flowers on display at the 2015 Kyogle Show.
Georgia Worboys, 11, of Alstonville smelling the flowers on display at the 2015 Kyogle Show. Rodney Stevens

"They are a great celebration of our local agricultural heritage and the importance of agriculture to our local economies."

To contact the Kyogle Show Society phone Mr Eichmann on 6633 1462 or 0420 239 472 or Vicki Gordon on 6636 4109.



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