President's Message 2019
On behalf of our committee, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 76th Mt Benger A&P Show. Since joining the Committee six years ago, I’ve watched this show grow from strength to strength, with the addition of the Ringside Lounge, moving to a new venue, hosting the 2015 Cavalcade, co-hosting The 2016 Young Farmers Regional Finals, and ensuring the ‘Show n’ Shine’ Classic Car Show continues by bringing it
into our fold after the closure of the Roxburgh Rotary Club. It’s taken a dedicated and motivated team to ensure that we consistently provide a top notch show.
This year is no different. We are continuing on with our two-day show, with Showjumping having proved popular on the Friday. Saturday offers your traditional stroll through the trade sites, with lots still happening in the Horse Ring, and, of course, our free entertainment for the children. This year we have managed to secure even more free entertainment, with the help of grants from our local Thrift Shop and Community Board. I’d like to thank them for their generosity!
I’d also like to thank all our sponsors, for without them, it truly would not be possible to put this show on! I encourage you all to support these sponsors, as many are local businesses that are regularly approached for sponsorship within the community. I’d also like to thank all the trade sites, some of you have traveled from as far as Dunedin, Wanaka and Invercargill, and we do appreciate your continuous support in helping us provide a great variety for our guests to peruse.
I am saving my last and biggest thank you to the Mt Benger A&P Society Committee and helpers. Many of you have put many hours into ensuring your section of the show runs smoothly. Our committee are all volunteers, with representation from all sectors within our community. We can all be proud of this annual event that draws our community together and welcomes visitors into our special part of Central Otago.
Have a great day and enjoy the 76th Mt Benger A&P Show!
President Holly Pemberton
Vice President tbc
Treasurer Sue Beel
Secretary Dinah Wales
Ring Marshall Alan Frame
Ground Marshall Ken Bain, Richard Michelle
Equestrian Judith Speden, Jo Wales, Charmaine Michelle
Gift Lambs Alan Turner & Jeremy Wales
Pavilion Sarah MacDougall & Alan Turner
Sheep Cameron McNeish & Rob McQueen
Wool Roger Skevington & Karen Edwards
Trade Exhibits Ralph Nichol
Bar Mark Reid
Sponsorship Dinah Wales
Entertainment Holly Pemberton
Announcers Anne Johnston & Fiona Robinson
Honorary Life Members
Bill Bain, Mervyn Kinaston, Jo Wales, Ken Bain,
Lyn Owens, Sue Beel & Ralph Nicol