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GET ALONG TO THE BOURKE SHOW THIS SATURDAY



Bourke Pastoral & Agricultural Show Committee President, Grace Ridge. Photo TWH

The carnival vans are on their way to Sideshow alley, the jams and pickles are cooking, and Bourke’s creative souls are putting the finishing touches to their needlework, crochet, knitting, paintings, craft and photography for the pavilion exhibition at this Saturday’s Bourke Show.

Organisers are expecting a huge response this year after several cancellations in recent years.

The Bourke Show was cancelled in 2019 due to the drought, then cancelled again in 2020 due to COVID, but was back on in 2021 only to be cancelled again in 2022 due to wet weather.

Partly to make up for lost time, the Bourke P&A Show committee has put months of hard work into this year’s event.

President Grace Ridge said there was a huge amount of enthusiasm and excitement for the Show, particularly because of recent cancellations, droughts and washouts.

She said the beauty of local agricultural shows was their accessibility to the whole community, young or old, and she’s hoping that everyone will head to Renshaw Oval on Saturday May 6 and keep the turnstiles ticking over. […]

Read more in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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