A re-energised Dorrigo Show Society has announced some new sections for its 2016 exhibition on November 26-27.
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Committee members are planning a show promotion as part of Made in Dorrigo on July 23.

Earlier this year the society announced a possible cancellation of the 2016 show because of a serious shortage of volunteers.

Dorrigo Show will be held this November 26-27.

In March it was thought if there was not enoughvolunteers to run the show it would have to beabandoned –something that has only happened twicein the show’s 104 year history.

This outcome suggestedby senior officers of the Dorrigo Show Society, sentshock waves through the Plateau and the Mid North Coast.

Agricultural shows are considered permanent fixtures in the annual cycle of country centres. To have one abandoned is almost unthinkable.

A public appeal convinced more than 30 former and new staff to make themselves available for this year’s exhibition and planning for the show is well under way.

Committee members will use Made in Dorrigo for a concerted membership drive as well as an information day for existing and new exhibitors and a fundraiser.

Society President, Sally Duckett, says there is a fresh optimism and confidence among committee members and this is reflected in several important new sections:

·To promote the beef industry the society will host a commercial beef section for both grass and grain fed animals on the Sunday of the show. Contact steward is Scott Beaumont on 0428572389

· Toormina Country Brewers is sponsoring a home brew and cheese section which is expected to draw keen competition from a wide range of boutique and private brewers and manufacturers. Contact steward David Troost (66575262)

· A major new show event is the Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Show Challenge, open to all breeds of horses competing in time trials, working patterns and cutting. Contact steward is Laurie Darby (66575123)

·And Something for the Kids – a Special Treasure Hunt; for details, come to the show!

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