I used to look forward to it with such enthusiasm and anticipation.
Our school used to suddenly swell in numbers for a week with the children of the traveling show people.My mum was always involved with the behind the scenes activities that revolve around a show.
We used to have many wonderful rides, the flying horses, ferris wheel, dodgem cars, the Octopus, smaller rides for littlies, and a long varied Sideshow Alley as well as food vendors, selling my favourite Dagwood Dogs and Fairy Floss. One year I remember winning the "Best Dressed Teenager" award.
There was a full day of ring events, lots of machinery and equipment displays, a huge pavilion full of competition entries in all possible areas of interest.
There was a bar,ghost house , boxing tent and so many more things that have long been forgotten.
Since being back here the last two years full time, we have involved ourselves a little with the show, It seems such a shame that it appears to have shrunk so much, but the spirit behind the organizing and running of the day has not. !!!
An amazing team of people behind the scenes start planning this great day almost a year before, and what a wonderful job they do.
While we were there this time we took an aerial view of the showground.
Although our once much bigger show has shrunk in size , the community spirit, and hard work by countless people behind the scenes has not, and indeed actually has grown as more work in organizing such an event has now fallen onto far less shoulders.
The local PAH &I Association should well be proud of themselves, they planned , organized and executed a wonderful day with a calendar full of events.
I am proud to be part of this small community that bands together and produces excellence like this.
Well Done Binnaway PAH&I Association, Great Job . !!!
I look forward in anticipation to next year,
It has been a massive few weeks here, and I feel like I am chasing my tail trying to keep up, little lone get ahead, so until we meet up again down the track,
take care of you and yours,
Jane. :-) :-) :-)