Plea for show volunteers

Seeking more support to help run next year’s Angaston Show are resigning secretary, Chris Linke and committee member and sheep shearing convenor, Amy Doecke.

Volunteers are desperately needed to assist with next year’s Angaston Show with six positions currently vacant following their annual general meeting this month.

Current secretary, Mrs Chris Linke has been in the role for five years and will not continue in the role.

In her addition to the secretary role, there are five other committee roles that are vacant, six convenor positions and a reliable team of volunteers to help during the event.

With delays in holding the AGM and next year’s show date looming, Chris said now is the time for the community to come together and help.

“If we don’t get the help it makes it pretty much impossible to run the show as we have in the past,” said Chris.

Next year’s show programme will return to a one day format in a solution to compromise with a number of factors including the heat and the potential timing of vintage.

Angaston’s Amy Doecke, who is the current Central District Show Association Rural Ambassador, has been involved with the Angaston Show for the last two years and has many fond memories of the event.

“Shows in the past have been held to bring the community together in tough times and we need to get together,” said Amy.

“Our community has come out of tough times with drought here and in surrounding townships and sponsorship will be tough.

“If the community want a show we need their help and would love more of the community to get involved.”

Amy helped to revive the shearing section of the Angaston Show and off the success of this year’s event has plans to make the event in 2020 bigger and better.

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