New resident of the region Sherry Luck with her ute at the Mt Larcom Show last month.
New resident of the region Sherry Luck with her ute at the Mt Larcom Show last month. Submitted

Mt Larcom Show awes newcomer

MT Larcom Show first-timer Sherry Luck was awed by the country show when it was held on June 26 and 27.

“It was an absolute hoot, very impressive for a country show,” she said.

Ms Luck had only moved to area prior to the show but was impressed with the effort a small community made to put together the show.

The show committee met for the first time since the weekend long event on July 18 to go over the funds made and other wrap-up details, as well as throw a thank you barbecue for the more than 80 volunteers who helped with the show.

Show committee president Craig Butler said there were about 1200 people that attended the show this year.

“Saturday was a record day,” he said. “It was a really big day. It was absolutely magical weather.”

While Mr Butler would not disclose how much profit the show made this year, despite the rising public liability insurance, he did say the show did well.

“In difficult financial times, it was a very financially successful show,” he said.

“It will allow us to do some substantial improvements to the grounds in the next six to 12 months.

“The show committee will endeavour to enter discussions with Ergon Energy in relation to the need for a transformer upgrade.

“On the Friday and Saturday night of the Mt Larcom Show, there were power outages.”

The transformer, which is in front of the showgrounds services the grounds, the Mt Larcom RSL Hall, the Mt Larcom Bowls Club, the Mt Larcom Swimming Pool and one residence.

Mr Butler said Ergon did respond in a timely manner to the outages and fixed the problem short term.



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