Boost for Tumut Show

There are hopes the Tumut Show can return to its normal program next year.

The Tumut Show committee gained two new members at its AGM at Tumut Golf Club on Thursday.

Margaret Hillier is the new secretary and Julie Camilleri the treasurer.

The rest of the committee is largely as it was previously, with Neil McGruer president and vice-presidents Geoff Bye, David McGruer and John Watson.

The 2021 Tumut Show was greatly scaled down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Neil McGruer is hoping the 2022 edition will be different.

“Hopefully we’ll get covid under control and have a normal show next year,” he said.

He concedes that there will be other obstacles on the path to a successful 2022 show but is willing to push for the show to be as good as it can be regardless.

“It clashes with plenty of other shows, but there’s not much we can do about it,” he said.

“We will work up some sort of a program.”

Mr McGruer is happy to get two new committee members, but would like more people in the community to get involved with the show.

“We could still do with a few more volunteers,” he said.

Meanwhile the future of the Adelong Show is at stake and its fate will be discussed at a special meeting at Adelong Services and Citizens Club at 7pm on Thursday night.

“We want as many people as possible to turn up,” show spokesperson Leanne Kench said.

The 2021 Adelong Show was cancelled due to the continued presence of Blaze Aid at the showground and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.