Show season begins

FINAL CHECKS: Charlie and Pattrick make sure all the games will be ready for the Mil Lel Show.
FINAL CHECKS: Charlie and Pattrick make sure all the games will be ready for the Mil Lel Show.

WHETHER you are racing around in a billy cart or bouncing on the jumping castle, this year’s annual Mil Lel Show promises to have something for the whole family to enjoy.

Taking place for the 79th time, the long-running country show is the place to be this weekend with a range of fun activities for both the young and old.

While there will be the usual popular events such as the scarecrow competition and the agricultural bike challenge, some new highlights include a visit from George the Farmer and the challenging bungee run.

Show society president Sandra Robinson said it was a wonderful cheap day out for young families in the region.

“It is a real community show with a large percentage of money raised going towards supporting the local school and Mil Lel Memorial Park,” she said.

Eager to be part of the event, Mil Lel Primary School students are currently planning their own games stall to be set up on the day.

“The students are very excited to be involved and on the day will be the main ones running it with a little bit of help from some parents,” Ms Robinson said.

“All the games will be around 50 cents each to play and that money will go straight back to the school to help with the purchase of bigger items.

“They have also created a beautiful display of art work which will be on show on the day.”

Thankful for the support from all involved, Ms Robinson said it would not be possible without the hard working show committee.

“We have a wonderful committee that have done so much work in organising the show so thank you again to them for their time and effort,” she said.

The Mil Lel Show will take place at the Mil Lel Showgrounds tomorrow with a bacon and egg sandwich breakfast kicking off the day’s events at 8am.