CROWD numbers were down for this year’s Merino Show, but organisers say there were still plenty of positives to emerge from the weekend’s event.
Merino P&A Society president, Dani Telley said she was unable to pinpoint why the event had been “quieter than recent years”, despite entries in several sections, including the horse events, cattle and ute muster, being noticeably up.
“The ute muster was fantastic, the horses have been great and it’s wonderful to see the dogs,” Ms Telley said.
“Even the cattle class is up from last year.
“Those who have turned up have had a good day.
“There are some real positives, despite the smaller crowd.”
There was no shortage of attractions for showgoers of all ages.
Husband and wife duo, Di and Daryl Paulger, of First Light Entertainment, proved an instant hit with their stilt walking characters and twirling skills workshops for adults and children.
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, February 18, 2014