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February 10, 2017

Motocross riders were one of the new additions to last years Cobram Show.

People with fresh, new ideas and a desire to help out their community are being urged to step up and take a position on the Cobram Agricultural Show’s committee.

Ahead of the committee’s annual general meeting next month, president Tony Hicks and vice-president Karen Creighton are urging people to come along and share their ideas and visions for the Cobram Show, or join the committee.

‘‘It’s not a huge time commitment, we have meetings once a month and it involves just a couple of days before the show and a couple of days after,’’ Mr Hicks said.

‘‘It’s a great community event put on for the community — now it just needs some community support.’’

Mrs Creighton urged people to share ideas for the future of the show with herself or Mr Hicks, including what they would like to see at the Cobram Show this year.

‘‘Come and discuss ideas — we’re really open to new ideas, for example this year we had the Cobram Border Motocross Club come and do demonstrations across the weekend,’’ Mr Hicks said.

‘‘We’re open to groups or community organisations who want to be part of the show — and it’s really beneficial for their club as well.’’

Mrs Creighton said volunteering as part of the show committee could be beneficial to the volunteer personally as well.

‘‘For me, it’s the satisfaction of being part of such a big community event and the satisfaction of seeing a successful show run,’’ she said.

‘‘There’s also a lot of history — this year will be the 117th Cobram Agricultural Show.’’

Mr Hicks said people who had a background in event organisation or who wanted to learn such skills were also encouraged to share their skills or learn new ones.

‘‘We just want to see the show grow for another 117 years,’’ he said.

‘‘We think it’s one of the best agricultural shows in regional Victoria and there aren’t many left which are still two-day events.’’

The committee is also looking for a new secretary, and people who may be interested are urged to contact Mr Hicks on 0487433791 or Mrs Creighton on 0427920489.

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