Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Family fun at Mitchell Show

Perfect weather, a happy crowd and lots of entertainment made Mitchell's Annual Agricultural Show a great pick me up for a community still suffering the after-effects of the February flood.  The show demonstrated yet again that outback people have resilience; and that they are hard-working and generous. For us, it was a great opportunity to see so many of our friends, and wonderful to feel so much part of this outback community.  

Tempting food, horse events in the main arena, a colourful sideshow alley, wood chopping, a reptile display, motorbike demonstrations, poultry, cattle, sheep and wool  -- and a pavilion where locals had put together a great display of art, photography, garden produce, flowers, craft work and cooking -- all these and more kept people happy and entertained. 

Over the past couple of months, school children and teachers have worked together to create a Dinosaur Petting Zoo that gives people a fun glimpse into prehistoric Australia.  The highlight of the entertainment on Show Day was a Dinosaur Puppet Show.  This hilarious yet educational show had the audience laughing, shrieking, cheering, gasping and leaping out of their seats.  

In spite of the February flood disaster, Mitchell put on a show to be proud of.  Congratulations to all the participants and the team of dedicated people who organised this great community event.

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