For the first time, representatives from Kapunda Show will assist with the Angaston Show and in return there will be representatives from Angaston volunteering at Kapunda.
As Angaston Show face challenges when it comes to volunteers, the sharing of ideas and additional volunteers has been welcomed by Angaston Show secretary, Mrs Chris Linke.
Chris was thrilled with the news that Amy Doecke, runner up to the state’s Rural Ambassador programme, shared at the recent show meeting.
The new partnership will have Kapunda Show secretary, Lisette Hutchins assist Angaston’s event, particularly with taking on the convenor position for the Fruit and Grapes section.
“This is so exciting to bring different ideas and young people,” said Chris.
Next year’s Angaston Show will include a 24 hour shearing trial and raise funds for Beyond Blue.
Chris will continue in the role again next year, heartened by the large volume of community support that has been shown since the Angaston Show discovered their horse events were in jeopardy following The Barossa Council’s proposal to change an event management policy.
“We have always wanted our show to give back in as many ways as possible,” said Chris.
“And that is a real focus for our show next year.”
Joining the show programme will also be a mini Lego expo and Chris was also excited to see the return of the pet section.
“The pets, bringing them back is another way to get the children involved,” said Chris.
Chris said trade site co-ordinator, entertainment co-ordinator and publicity/advertising co-ordinator positions remain vacant and encouraged people to come forward and volunteer their time.
She is looking forward to next year’s event.
“I am excited for next year’s show, I do want it to be fantastic… with all of this going on in the community it’s raised awareness of country shows,” said Chris.
Chris encouraged the community to lock in the date for the event on February 29.
The Angaston Show will hold their next meeting on October 17.
For more information contact Chris on 0429 998 921.