Local Leaders | Wingecarribee Shire Council, general manager: Three cheers for the shows

Autumn is a fabulous time in the Southern Highlands.

Not only do we prepare for the oncoming cooler weather but the start of autumn also coincides with our annual Seniors Festival.

This year, over 40 events have been planned for the 12-day festival which begins early April, and even though the program doesn’t start for four weeks, bookings are now open.

You can enjoy everything from a short story writing workshop and a yoga class, to a tech session at the library.

For more information and the full program of events, including dates, times, contacts and booking numbers, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/seniors or contact council’s ageing and disability officer on 4868 0888.

Congratulations to the entire organising committee, volunteers, sponsors and supporters of this year’s Robertson Show.

Last weekend’s 135th edition of the show was another stunning success with a record number of visitors enjoying the very best of this wonderful Highlands village.

Our shire’s rural shows really are a must-see event and if you haven’t as yet experienced the charms of one, I encourage you to get out and see what the fuss is all about.

Not only do our regional shows promote our agricultural and farming industries, they also remind us of our shire’s rich history and continue a proud tradition the whole family can enjoy.

And while the show was an extraordinary community effort, I must single out show president Leesa Stratford for special praise.

During the week Leesa works at the council supporting the mayor and councillors; however each year when the Robertson Show rolls around, she takes a week’s personal leave to help prepare for the event.

This is just one example of our wonderful Southern Highlands community spirit which makes our shire’s agricultural shows such a resounding annual success.

The three-day Moss Vale Show kicks off this Friday, March 9 at the Moss Vale Showgrounds.

Ann Prendergast

Ann Prendergast


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