Moree Show Society given $2000 by Moree Plains Shire Council to assist 2019 Moree Show

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

Moree Plains Shire Council have donated $2000 to the Moree Show Society through council's Public Donations financial assistance program to help provide a family oriented event for the whole community on April 26 to 27.

Moree Show Society secretary Karen Munn said the funds will go towards the running cost and keep of the show, which is now in its 135th year, to keep it 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," she 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."

This year's show will see all the family favourites returning, including the Rooftop Express, Battle of the Aggies Tug of War Challenge, Gill Bros. Rodeo, Farmer's Challenge, ute barrel races, horse events, showgirl competition, the 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."

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Moree mayor Katrina Humphries said Moree Plains Shire Council is proud to support the Moree Show.

"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," she 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 14 June 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, at Council's customer service centres at the Max Centre, Mungindi and Boggabilla, and also at the Moree Community Library