Killarney Show Society vice president Jan Hamilton, Warwick Credit Union’s Helen Roche, show secretary Maurice Thomson, Trevor Davies, Veronica Banditt and treasurer Trudy Grant.
Killarney Show Society vice president Jan Hamilton, Warwick Credit Union’s Helen Roche, show secretary Maurice Thomson, Trevor Davies, Veronica Banditt and treasurer Trudy Grant. Emma Channon

Milestone event for Killarney Show

JAN Hamilton remembers her early Killarney Show days, when her father helped to set up the hall and her mother was a showgirl.

Since she was a young teenager she has loved being a part of the annual community event, and has thrown her time and effort into helping it run smoothly.

And with Killarney being the small town it is, every volunteer's contribution goes a long way.

This weekend, Mrs Hamilton and other tireless show and rodeo society members - will be rolling up their sleeves once more when they host a working bee, and they're putting out a call for arms to other volunteers.

Mrs Hamilton said this year more than ever was an important one for the show.

"This year is our 100th show and we're really fortunate to have Governor-General Quentin Bryce as our honorary guest," she said.

"We're just wanting to spruce up the showgrounds and get it in tip-top shape."

Show president David Thomson said anyone who could pick up a fence panel or owns a bucket and mop would be most welcome to join.

"It's been a rocky year for the society and for the town, but we hope everyone will pull together and get behind the 100th show," he said.

"The working bee this Sunday at Killarney Showgrounds is the perfect opportunity for Killarney residents to show their support for their show."

Mr Thomson is putting the call out for utes, pressure cleaners, whipper snippers, gloves, cleaning materials and other products for this weekend's bee.

People are urged to gather at the showgrounds from 8am on Sunday.

"We really need people to help out," Mr Thomson said.

"We are a very small committee and, to be honest, we need all the help we can get."

Volunteers at the working bee will be rewarded with lunch and cold drinks for their efforts.

The Warwick Credit Union (WCU) has again become the major sponsor of the Killarney Show.

"We are pleased to help Killarney celebrate a great tradition in their 100th Show," WCU senior manager sales and marketing Helen Roche said.

"Through Warwick Credit Union's support of community events we aim to give something back to the communities in which we operate."

The Killarney Show schedule is available from Killarney news, Killarney Veterinary Surgery, Killarney Co-op, Warwick Credit Union Killarney Branch in Killarney and Warwick Saddleries.

Alternatively, people can visit the Killarney Show and Rodeo Society Facebook page.

 

Show Time

February 24-26, Willow St, Killarney.

Special guest: Governor General Mrs Quentin Bryce AM.

Admission: $10 adult; $5 high school student/ Senior card holder; $3 primary school student; $30 family weekend pass.


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