Sun shines for Maclean Show volunteers
THE hard-working volunteers preparing for this year's Mac-lean Show were treated to a very welcome sight yesterday - the sun.
Maclean Show Society president Brian Ferrie was among the army of volunteers busy setting up at the Maclean Showgrounds and said the golden rays eased fears the event was heading for a washout.
"That sun was an absolute Godsend. The ground is still going to be a bit moist under foot, but if we get two more days of sun it'll dry out fairly well," Mr Ferrie said. "So at this point, it looks like it's going to be very good."
Mr Ferrie said preparations for the 122nd running of the Maclean Show had reached fever pitch and entries, side-shows and rides were pouring into the grounds.
"The line-up is looking fairly good this year, although the number of horse entries is down a bit, but they're down everywhere at the moment so we can't do anything about that," he said.
"We'll have a full sideshow and plenty of rides. We also have the return of The Man From Snowy River Show, fireworks, a demolition derby, and a new act called The Crack-up Sisters. They crack whips and do all sorts of funny things; I think they're going to be very entertaining for the people."
The 122nd Maclean Show will be held tomorrow and Wednesday at the Maclean Showgrounds - see program of events on this page.
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