Picture perfect day for show
MACLEAN Show opened yesterday on a sound note.
Although sideshow alley wasn't yet up and running, the annual show got under way with a host of animal events.
One of the major attractions was the stock horse event, which featured dozens of riders going through their paces in the main arena.
Competitors came from throughout NSW, some even travelling from interstate.
Maclean Show Society secretary Dawn Stewart said day one of the show was all about the agricultural side of things.
She said the horses brought a lot of people in, but the poultry and goat exhibitions were also a big drawcard.
“It's been a wonderful first day. The rain's held off and the sun's been out,” Mrs Stewart said.
“We've got the best showground on the North Coast.”
Mrs Stewart, who has been secretary of the Maclean Show Society for the past 10 years, said most of the judging took place on Monday.
She said that in addition to animal events, people entered flower growing, handicrafts, photography and cooking events.
One of those who did well in the cooking was Cheryl Johnson, of Maclean. Mrs Johnson, who entered the cooking events with her twin sister Narelle Phelps, won two first places and a second.
“I won a first in the fruit and nut cake and a first in the jam drops,” Mrs Johnson said.
“My twin sister beat me in the chocolate cake but I beat her in the jam drop,” she said with a cheeky smile.
Mrs Johnson said her family had been involved with the Maclean Show for many years. She said her grand-daughter, Shannon, was now entering the horse events.