Bingara New Year Rodeo kickstarts Bingara into an exciting New Year

February 1, 2011

Everyone who attended the Bingara Rodeo on January 2 hailed the event a spectacular success.  But, events of that calibre do not simply unfold, they are planned to the ninth degree and are fully reliant on the help of volunteeers.

Below is an article to the editor written by Bingara Show Society secretary Charlotte Gibson to acknowledge the input of all those involved.

Thanks to all involved in success of New Year Rodeo
The Bingara Show Society Committee was thrilled with the turn out for the inaugural New Year Bingara Show Rodeo. The committee has received a lot of positive and enthusiastic feedback from the competitors and spectators.

On behalf of Ben Monie, Stuart Dixon and myself, I would like to thank the Bingara Show Committee helpers and their families, who all worked hard to keep the action going in the arena and the tender steaks cooking on the barbecue. 

We would also like to thank the locals who chipped in to source extra supplies required to cover our shortFalls.  Special thanks to our on-call butcher, Damien Galvin, who gave willingly of his time and hopefully did not miss the bulls “bust” the cowboys and the clown.

Mark McGowan and Jon Alliston handled the gate with a smile and minimal equipment. Steve McGarrity, Glen Morgan and John Gill helped to pump up the atmosphere with the music and announcing and kept the competitiors moving along.

Thank you to Robert Goldman, who quietly works away in the Secretary’s Office at all these events, keeping the competitors honest and doing an enormous job with the figures.

The arena in the centre of the main ring was the perfect setting for the Gill Brothers’ bucking stock and the time event stock contracted by Fitzsimmons and Nicko.

Special thanks must go to Stuart Dixon and his family for putting together the proposal for a rodeo and having enough conviction to get it up and running – providing the sort of entertainment the community has been looking for and an event which brings everyone out for a fun evening over the Christmas/New Year break. We are sure baby Rainbow will benefit from the tine Stuart spent with her on paternity leave and she is sure to be running the barrels soon!

Congratulations everyone on a fun event and we look forward to more action at the end of this year.