Once again, the Mt Pleasant Show Committee presented an action-packed day on March 21st, 2009. And judging by the record turnout, the 146th Mt Pleasant Show was a brilliant one!
Crowds packed in to see the Shearing Competition and watch the largest field of competitors yet chase Shannon Warnest, last year’s winner. Shannon however, was up to the challenge and defended his title. The intermediate class had a record 24 entries with more than 40 shearing over the day.
Food was served by numerous local community groups – lunch was a toss-up between gourmet Hot Dogs, BBQ’d Coorong Mullet, Yiros and good ol’ homemade Hamburgers. Snacks included mouth-watering Strawberries and Icecream, homemade Scones, Cheese and Wine or show favourites – Fairy Floss, hot Donuts and Toffee Apples.
The main oval hosted non-stop horse action and attracted record entries, as did numerous livestock and fleece classes and of course, the Ute Muster. The horses and bikes battled it out on the oval in a barrel race, with the nimble stock horse winning by a small portion of a second!
Local School groups had their chance for show fame in the Exhibition Hall, where creative ‘Lego’ pieces sat alongside their artwork and cooking creations. Jams, floral displays and the photographic exhibits were again of a high standard.
The Whip Cracking champions entertained the crowd with their prowess, including a great rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle little Star”. The newly formed Birdwood High School Choir won over the crowd with their tunes.
Awards were presented to the Rural Ambassador winner Toni Cox and Young Rural Ambassador Kevin Lintern and Mt Pleasant will host the CDSA dinner on May 23rd, 2009.
Pleasant Trail showbags sold out once again very quickly and the numerous trade stands displayed goods of excellent quality and variety.
In SideShow Alley, the families were treated to a mix of Jumpy Castles, shooting galleries and show rides. The Camel Rides and Pony Rides were also going flat out and again proved popular with the young and young at heart.
Nick Seager, President of the Mount Pleasant Show was thrilled with the support of the sponsors, volunteers, participants and exhibitors and summed up the day, stating, “We were really pleased with the day and already looking at ways to make 2010 an even bigger show.”
The Show Committee has already started planning next year’s show, to be held on March 20th, 2010. With so many happy show goers this year, there’ll be plenty already counting down the sleeps!
Visit www.mtpleasantshow.com.au to keep up with what’s happening for 2010.
The ‘tractor pull’ proved to be extremely popular again!