150 years and still strong

This year’s Grafton 150th Show was one of the largest in terms of visitor numbers and exhibitors. I would like to thank all the people – and there are many of them – who all contributed to this mighty result, both for the Show Society and the Clarence Valley population generally.
This would not have been possible without the dedication and effort of my fellow directors and the hundred plus volunteers who helped stage the event. We have 12 sub-committees that organise each individual section of the Show.
I would also like to thank all our sponsors, both large and small, for their continual support of the Show.
It was a pleasure to have a long time Carnival and fourth generation member of the Showmen’s Guild, Luke Hennessay, along with his grandmother to officially open the 150th Show.
Congratulations also to Tammy Conner, who was this year’s 2016 Miss Showgirl.
The Grafton Show is the oldest show on the North Coast and I am sure we have lived up to that standard.
To help us in the coming years of the Show, we are always looking for new directors and volunteers to organise the event. If you have an interest in animals and shows, or you have ideas on how to add to our progressive team, we would like to talk to you. We are also looking for people with office and computer skills.
My wish is that the Show will be here for another 150 years. It is up to the local community to ensure that happens and keeps the organisation alive.
Rex Green, President
Grafton Show Society