Club Mulwala Yarrawonga Mulwala Agricultural Show 2017

President’s Message


YM Show Front Cover

I must firstly mention and thank my committed volunteer show committee. They meet monthly for 9 months of the year to discuss and plan the show, along with the huge number of volunteers who work during the show week, within our group and other groups who come together to make this annual community event great and for everyone to enjoy. We endeavour to provide a low cost event that is available to everyone for much less than most types of family entertainment. Once gate fee is paid you can be entertained for the whole day free of charge or to purchase additional items i.e. side show alley rides and food from vendors on site. Consider bringing your own picnic lunch and drinks and be entertained from 9am to 9pm without spending another cent over the gate entry fee. Wristband must be worn at all times, and act as a pass out if you wish to come and go during the day.

We have had several new younger members join the committee this year and it will reflect in the entertainment and events at this year’s
show. We have booked entertainment for all ages especially focusing on family and youth. Please support these new members as they attempt to make a difference in the community. We openly welcome new members of all ages and abilities. We have high level entertainers booked including Stilt walkers / fire show, Wild Action Zoo (native animals), Young Farmers Challenge, evening Laser Light Show naming a few and look forward to many happy faces around the grounds.

One of our new committee members Elizabeth Clark has been selected to represent the Yarrawonga Mulwala Show and also NE
VASL Group at the State Finals of the Rural Ambassador Competition. We congratulate Liz and wish her well in the final stages of this competition. Liz has done us proud even getting through the first two stages.

We have been working hard to attract grant funds to provide a large storage building at the end of the sheep ‘Thom Pavilion’ to store
fencing and pens. We would like to sincerely thank the Lion’s Club for their contribution of $2200 towards this fund. Thank you also
to Hargreaves Joinery for providing us with a kitchenette last year, Yarrawonga Glass for new doors and we have just heard that Biggers Floorworld will provide floorcoverings, and Purtle’s Electrical will supply electrical needs for our meeting room renovations. What a great community we belong too. We hope to attract more generous donations for ceiling and wall linings, insulation, air conditioning and a toilet plumbed to complete a meeting room we have longed for, for over 130 years.

The committee would also like to acknowledge the sad passing of Jick Connell. Jick has been a committee member and a hard working
volunteer at show time for many decades and his gentle and kind manner will be dearly missed. Our sympathies to Helen and Family.

Wishing you all a successful and enjoyable 2017 show.

John Wright

Please click HERE to read important information about this year’s show.

Saturday 7th October 2017