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156th Westbury Show flying higher than ever

Community, EventsJoanne Eisemann
Photo supplied  Kate and Rosie Chugg with their prize winning sheep at the Westbury Show.

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Kate and Rosie Chugg with their prize winning sheep at the Westbury Show.

THIS YEAR, Westbury Show is thrilled to have the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) as their show charity and the CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Mr John Kirwan will open the show.

The RFDS will showcase the RFDS Aeromedical Simulator and offer fun for adults and children alike by using exercise bikes to make healthy Fender Bender Smoothies. Other special play activities include virtual goggles for children.

RFDS staff and volunteers will provide information on their new Primary Health Care Services for the Meander Valley, including dental and mental health. RFDS fundraising merchandise will be available.

Entertainment will include music and the Maypole Dancers from Westbury Primary School, the U3A Ukulele Singing Group, Fiddle Stix and Taiko Drummers.

As well as the animal nursery there will be Seedhouse’s exotic birds, a reptile display and some miniature goats to meet. Alpacas will feature this year with Hagley Primary School children learning to show these charming animals.

Hagley Rural Youth will run a dog high jump competition and Laser Tag is a new and adventurous addition to the free kids’ corner. A new and exciting 6-bar horse jumping event will offer $1000 prize money to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease.

Displays will include steam engines from Pearn’s Steam World, the Carnival Organ, vintage cars, trucks, tractors and the Westbury Butcher.

Home Industries always has a wonderful display of art, cooking and photos with a special feature this year for Westbury Primary School’s 180 year celebration. Home Industries schedules can now be obtained from the Soul Pattinson Chemist at Westbury.

Gates open at 8.30am on Saturday, 9 November. Entry fees: $10 adults, $5 children 6 to 16, free under 6 and $25 family. Visit www.westburyshow.com. au for further information: or contact Stacey Tweedale, Communications Manager, Westbury Show on 0413 453 567 or at staceytweedale@ gmail.com.