Bubble Muffin Kids’ Cooking Club headlines huge list of attractions at this year’s Mungindi Show

THE Mungindi Show Society has been given a $1440 funding boost through Moree Plains Shire Council’s Public Donations financial assistance program to help showcase the Mungindi region and provide a diverse, entertaining and educational event at this year’s Mungindi Show.

The show, expected to draw a huge crowd from across north-western NSW and southern Queensland, will be held on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13.

Show Society sponsorship organiser Alison Orchin said the funds will be used to host a series of children’s cooking shows, where up to 120 school-aged children will get hands-on experience.

“The Bubble Muffin Kids’ Cooking Club promotes healthy food and lifestyles and provides an understanding of food preparation. It is a real hit with the kids and their parents,” Ms Orchin said.

“This year’s show will also showcase the Monster Trucks along with all the family favourites, including the Lowey’s lawn mower races, smash-up derby, the yard-dog trials, wood-chopping , arena sorting and team-penning, grain shovelling competition as well as the Mitre 10 Weber cook off.Muffin002                                                “Everyone in the Show Society has put in a huge effort to showcase the best of country life and the rural lifestyle,” she said.

“With the drought and dry times severely affecting our community and the region as a whole, we really strive to reach as many people as possible, to get them out of the house and off the farm, away from feeding animals or whatever stresses they may have, even for just an hour.

“If we can do that and bring people together interacting with each other, we believe it’s a great step forward for mental health and social development in our community.

“The Mungindi Show Society is very grateful to Moree Plains Shire Council for its continued financial support,” Ms Orchin said.

Mayor, Cr Katrina Humphries said that Moree Plains Shire Council is proud to support the Mungindi Show Society.

“We are very aware of how important these events are for our community and we are incredibly grateful to Society members for putting their hands up year-on-year to pull this event together,” Cr Humphries said.

“This sort of spirit is what makes our community tick.”

Media Release: August 2, 2017