VOLUNTEERS are busily transforming the Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve in preparation for tomorrow’s 96th Annual Tyrendarra Show. The Tyrendarra Pastoral and Agricultural Society’s 14 members are organising dozens of events, including equestrian, speed shearing, sheep and cattle exhibitions, a home brew competition, craft work, art and floristry to name just a few. The show’s variety means there’s something for everybody, but there are always a few real crowd pleasers. The speed shear traditionally draws a big crowd and a big number of entrants. And the shear, scoff and scull event, where entrants have to shear a sheep, scoff a pie and scull a beer, is always entertaining. In order to ensure the maximum number of entries in all the different events and categories on the day, submissions can be made up until 10.30am for most sections (home brew; wool; art; farm and garden; fancy work, including Lego; craft; floral art; cookery, and historical), with other times including cut flowers, 9.45am; photography, 10am; scarecrows, pet competition and the show ’n’ shine, 11am. Entry in the poultry section has already closed. “Because Tyrendarra is so isolated, you’ve got to make it so that people only have to come out once, so they can bring their entries and then stay on to enjoy the day,” show secretary Robyn Nunn said. Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer.