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Moree Show gets full support from MPSC

THE Moree Show will be held over the weekend of April 26-27 and Moree Show Society has been given a $2000 funding boost through Moree Plains Shire Council’s public donations financial assistance program to help provide a family-oriented event for the whole community.

Moree Show Society secretary Karen Munn said the funds will be used to assist with running costs and keep the annual show – now in its 135th year –  accessible to all Moree Plains residents.

“The Moree Show supports relationships in the community by bringing people together, and provides an outlet for families to connect at an entertaining and enjoyable event,” Mrs Munn said.

“With the drought and dry times severely affecting our community and the region as a whole, we try to engage as many people as possible by inviting the whole community to participate through entering competitions and visiting educational exhibits.”

Winning team in the Farmers’ Challenge 2018, led by Toni and Tom Darkin.

This year’s show will see The Rooftop Express return, along with all the family favourites including the Battle of the Aggies Tug-of-War Challenge, Gill Bros Rodeo, Farmers’ Challenge, ute barrel races, horse events, Showgirl Competition, pet show and much more.

“Everyone in the Show Society has put in an enormous effort to help showcase the best of rural living including local produce, livestock, arts, crafts and cooking,” Mrs Munn said.

“The Moree Show Society is very grateful to the Moree Plains Shire Council for its continued support.

Mayor Katrina Humphries said events like the Moree Show were instrumental to rural communities.

“Moree Plains Shire Council is very proud to support the Moree Show Society. We are very mindful 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.

If your community, sporting or educational group wishes to apply for financial assistance for a local event, function or sponsorship, applications for the period from July-September, 2019 are due on June 14, 2019.

Copies of the Public Donations Policy and Application Form are available on the MPSC website https://www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/events/428-needing-a-public-donation-by-council

Alternatively they can be collected at Council’s customer service centres at the Max Centre, Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla, and also at the Moree Community Library.

Media Release: April 17, 2019