Kyogle whips up a good show
MORE than 100 years of history will be on parade at the Kyogle Centenary Show Spectacular tonight.
The big ring at the Kyogle Showground will become the stage for a story which will be told through words, images and action.
“We have our fingers crossed it's all going to come together,” the Spectacular's director and narrator, Wendy Farenden, said.
The Spectacular is the idea of James Murray, of Kyogle, and has been a work-in-progress for the past eight months.
It will tell the story of the first settlers in Kyogle, the history of logging in the area, the cedar-getters and the dairy industry.
The floods and fires, of which there have been a few, will be also featured during the Spectacular.
Horses, cattle, stockmen, whip-crackers and even tractors will take centre-stage during the event.
The Kyogle Show Society has put together a three-day program, which show president Les O'Reilly is hoping will attract the biggest crowd in years.
“A lot of planning has gone into making the show worthy of a 100th anniversary,” he said.
The action, which began yesterday, resumes today at 8am with equestrian events in three rings.
Tomorrow the action starts again at 8am with the Jack Murray Memorial Kyogle Stockhorse Challenge and Kyogle Junior Stockhorse Challenge.
There will, of course, be all the usual fairground attractions.WHAT'S ON TODAY • Norco Prime Vealer Show and Sale from 9am • Children's sporting equestrian events from midday • Canteen, bar and BBQ area open from midday • Rides and sideshows all day • NRA-affiliated bullride from 6pm TOMORROW • Horses only