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Twins Charlotte and Beth Sismey, 8, of Yamba, found a couple of new friends at the Maclean Show – Cosmo, the bearded dragon and Jack, the Saltwater Crocodile, from the Reptile Kingdom Australia, live interactive show Images: Lynne Mowbray

Maclean’s Show – one of the best

Lynne Mowbray

Despite the recent rains causing the cancelation of ring events at this year’s Maclean Show, organisers were extremely happy with the outcome.

Maclean Show Society President Brian Ferrie said that despite the grounds not being too bad, the surrounding areas weren’t good at all.

“You couldn’t park any floats there at the moment, you’d sink,” Mr Ferrie said.

“It was just too wet there, so we just had to do the best we could,” he said.

Mr Ferrie said that he wished to thank several people for their assistance with this year’s show.

“I’d just like to thank the Showman’s Guild for putting on the sideshow alley,” he said.

“Also, young Nat Crofton from Maclean, for organising all the live music – he did a great job with no fuss.

“And a special thanks also to Graham Nicholson – from Nicholson & Page Transport, for providing one of his trucks, for a stage for the musicians,” he said.

Maclean Show Society secretary Pru Ensby, said that it was close to a record year for them this year, with gate takings up on previous years (excluding last year).

“It was a great outcome despite not being able to have the ring events and the demolition derby and Motocross,” she said.

“I think that its important for the town to have a show because of the bush fires, Covid and the floods – the community needs to have something.

“We need to be able to come together as a community and to see your neighbour that lives down the road that you never catch up with, to say ‘hello’ and ask, ‘how did you go in the flood.’

“It’s important to come together as a community, to support each other,” she said.