YOUNG FACES: Young people like Simone and Madison Bingley have led to a resurgence in crowd numbers.Organisers celebrated record crowds at the two-day Eurobodalla District Show by donating $2000 to a guest who dropped out of the sky not once, but twice.
“None of us can really survive down here without that service,” show chief steward Gerri Richard said yesterday about Saturday’s donation to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.
“You feel safe if anything happens.”
The helicopter dropped in on Friday and Saturday, as the Eurobodalla turned out en masse for what secretary Elise Paull said was the biggest show ever.
In her rookie year, Ms Paull was delighted with more than 4700 people through the turnstile, with the final number yet to be determined.
“We are well over previous shows,” she said.
“People are sitting up and taking notice,” Ms Richard said.
Ms Paull admitted to pre-show jitters.
“It was my first year as secretary, so I was worried, but all the hard work has paid off,” she said.
The pair credited advertising and support from the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner and other media for the resurgence in an historic event.
“We did a letterbox drop for the entire Eurobodalla coast, the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner has done heaps for us, and the radio stations,” Ms Paull said.
“We were lucky because ActewAGL came on board as the pavillion’s major sponsor and we could source other sponsors for individual best exhibits and champions.”
Young people embraced the show, with more than 300 “liking” it on Facebook, and music and motorbikes getting them off their screens and through the gates.
For more coverage on this year’s Eurobodalla District Show, including social photographs, pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Bay Post/Moruya Examiner.
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