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The 2020 Walcha Show was a triumph of community spirit

Free entry and fine weather resulted in a bumper show this year. The Show Society also engaged professional roaming entertainers so there was something for everyone.

A grant of $5,000 helped Walcha Show Society to stage a successful show with locals and visitors enjoying a varied line-up of livestock, pavilion entries, equestrian events and displays.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson congratulated the hard-working members of the show committee for turning on a fantastic event.

Walcha Council Mayor, Clr Eric Noakes, Show Society President, Martin Oppenheimer and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Treasurer, Grahame Sharpe

Walcha Council Mayor, Clr Eric Noakes, Show Society President, Martin Oppenheimer and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Treasurer, Grahame Sharpe

"This grant is great news for the Walcha Show Committee," he said.

"With the unprecedented drought, it has been a difficult time for the local businesses who have been called on to provide sponsorship support to stage the annual show."

The $5,000 helped the committee cover its expenses and administration costs to present an eclectic country show weekend for the town and families who live around it.

"The junior cattle judging and parading competitions on Friday had around 120 entries, what an awesome effort by these young people to turn up and have a go," said Mr Anderson.

"The new cattle sheds were full up with many different breeds of cattle, providing a great line-up.

"Preparing cattle for a show doesn't happen the day before the show, it takes many weeks to prepare your cattle, so I congratulate these exhibitors for taking a punt to have their teams ready on show day."

Preparation for the Walcha show is also about the support of the volunteers Mr Anderson said.

"I know there was a week of hard work putting the showgrounds in shape for the event.".

Walcha Show president, Martin Oppenheimer thanked Mr Anderson for the funding support to stage this year's show.

"This grant made such a difference to the committee," he said.

"We were able to spread the money around to cover our expenses, particularly when our local businesses are also finding times are so tough."