Nimbin Show needs your help
DESPITE struggling to get volunteers, the Nimbin Show will go ahead this year as planned.
While there was a chance the lack of helping hands may have led to cancellation of the show, Nimbin A&I Society treasurer Ed Harris said the committee had decided to hold the event following their meeting on Tuesday night.
“It’s going to go ahead as planned,” he said.
While the volunteer issue hasn’t been solved yet, Mr Harris is remaining positive.
“We’ll have to tell people to come along and give us a hand,” he said.
“It’s a crystal ball one at the moment.”
Society president Phil Williams said they had a response from keen helpers following a story in The Northern Star yesterday, but more volunteers were needed.
“We’ve been doing a head count and need more than 50 volunteers, with a core base of about 20,” he said.
A lack of volunteers was the main issue threatening the Nimbin Show, but like other show societies across the Northern Rivers, money is a sticking point.
The Casino Show has already been cancelled for this year due to ageing volunteers and a lack of funds after it had struggled to generate funds for a number of years.
“Entertainment gets dearer, insurance gets dearer. It’s expenses all round,” said Mr Harris, who also blamed the fall in popularity of agricultural shows on the number of other events on at the same time.
“People have only got so many dollars, and the shows are just not as popular as they used to be,” he said.
Mr Williams said sea-changers coming to the area also needed to be catered for.
“You’ve got to have a fair bit of entertainment for people these days, and you’ve just got to do it better and better all the time,” he said.
If you’re willing to volunteer at the Nimbin Show on September 25 and 26, contact Mr Williams on 6689 1583.