Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton Show Needs New Volunteers

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton Show Needs New Volunteers

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Byline: comment peter chapman peter.chapman@dailyexaminer.com.au

FROM the phone calls I received and the taps on the shoulder it seems many who read my comment piece criticising Grafton Show's night program agreed with my sentiments.

Some even told me they were so disappointed that they have already put a line through next year's show.

That is disappointing to hear, the local shows are great events that need our support.

In fairness I need to make comment about my criticism yesterday which pointed to the person who was running the main arena events. I have been told that this person has been a hard working stalwart of the show for many years and was handed an impossible task to try and run things virtually by herself on both nights.

To run any event professionally, from junior hockey matches, to soccer carnivals and the like you need hard working volunteers and this it seems is what is lacking with the Grafton Show.

They have a small band of volunteers, but this group is getting older and declining in numbers by the year. …

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