Committee confident Batlow Show is all go

The Batlow Show committee is confident the 2022 show will go ahead after a successful AGM on Tuesday night.

The meeting, which attracted about a dozen people, was held at Batlow RSL Club so as to allow for social distancing.

The entire incumbent show committee was re-elected, with Steve Ross as president, Chris Mouat vice-president, Lisa Bowden secretary, Sarah Kynaston assistant secretary, Peter Green treasurer and Leslie Miller assistant treasurer.

Mr Ross said the committee is really confident of the show going ahead in 2022 after the success of the 2021 show.

This show eased the disappointment of the 2020 show being cancelled only two weeks before it was due to go ahead.

Despite this year’s show being a success, not everything was able to go ahead.

“We had to cancel the horses because of the condition of the ground due to wet weather,” Mr Ross said.

“They will be coming back next year, as long as we can get someone to run them.”

The Showground has a modern irrigation system and has been returfed, and has proven itself with its use by the Batlow-Tumbarumba Minor League teams’ use of it in the recently finished season.

“It went well,” Mr Ross said.

Mr Ross is confident there will be enough people to help run the 2022 show, but is still putting out the call for volunteers.

“Everyone’s really keen to get back into it, but we always want more,” he said.

“Many hands make light work.”

The 2022 is expected to have all the favourite events and features, including the scarecrow making competition, a pavilion full of arts and crafts, photographs, paintings, produce and more, the poultry exhibit, sideshow alley and of course the equestrian events.

Mr Ross is eagerly looking forward to it.

“We (NSW) should be out of lockdown by then,” he said.

The show will be held on Saturday March 26, 2022, and anyone interested in getting involved can call Mr Ross on 0408 516 537.