JUST TWO SHORT – Future of Bingara Show looks grim.

June 22, 2015

The Bingara Show Society held their Annual General Meeting last week and while the existing committee all have jobs and each Section can still field stewards, without new members the committee was unable to elect a President and Secretary.

“There is a very real threat to Bingara not being able to carry on the tradition of an annual show,” said previous secretary, Robyn Phillips.

“The committee is seeking your support and will schedule another meeting in August with the hope of electing a President and Secretary.” Despite a massive storm threatening to wash the weekend out, this year’s show was relatively successful and was well supported by competitors.

“This year’s Bingara Show had a full program and was very well supported in the ring events and campdraft,” Robyn said in her secretary’s report.

“There was good support for the dressage and cattle handling on the Friday and with two full days of showjumping, ring events and campdraft on the Saturday and Sunday, the grounds were full of competitors.”

“Lots of FREE entertainment was provided for all the family with a petting zoo, puppet show, balloon twisting, racing pigs, climbing wall, magic show, bird display and a fashion parade. All of this was provided free of charge (thanks to the hard work of the committee gaining generous sponsorship for the Show.”

“Unfortunately, as seems to be usual for Bingara, the support from the local community was not forthcoming. Gate entry was down and the bar ran at a loss. “ A huge thank you to those who did support their annual show.”

The Bingara show dates back 84 years with the first one held in March 1931. Since then the show has had to survive through the great depression, World War ll, many droughts and financial situations.

It would be a real shame if after battling through all that, the show was unable to continue next year.

If you know of someone who may be interested in assisting or taking on these roles, please contact Robyn Phillips 0409 770 994.