2017 OVERALL SHOW COMMENTS
Despite a gusty windy day many people still came to the Callington show with record gate takings. The show was officially opened by media personality Amanda Blair in conjunction with the firing of the 1860’s replica cannon. Although exhibits were slightly down from last year, the show hall contained a good display of exhibits and prizes were keenly contested. The Gymnastics display enthralled the crowd. Other new events for this year such as the Blacksmiths’ working display and the Hobby Tent featured a variety of different skills. The cultural dance and drumming festival kept the crowds entertained all day. Circus skills were learnt by young and old. The Grain tent was popular as always with the poultry competition being move into a new location. Sheep dogs demonstrated their sheep mustering skills and the Wool tent contained the Milang Fibre Group, a weaver and alpaca fleeces. Unfortunately, the sky divers and hot air balloon had to be cancelled due to the weather.
Support from local groups like the school, kindy, mainly music group, football and cricket clubs, Monarto and Callington CFS, car park attendants and gate keepers and many individual volunteers has been very much appreciated by the show committee.
Judy Paech (Secretary)
HALL AGGREGATE – Carolyn Johnson
JUNOR HALL AGGREGATE – Elsie J.
GRAIN &WOOL MARQUEE AGGREGATE – Lucernbrae Proprietors
BEST PRESENTED SECTION – Handicrafts (Patricia Sims)
BEST STALL HOLDER ON THE OVAL – Sam Oshodi
Aggregate –Jasmine S.
Open Grand Champion – Graham Darlington
Junior Grand Champion – Maycie D.
Open Art Champion – Graham Darlington
Intermediate Champion (17-19 Years) – (no entries)
Junior Champion (14-16 Years) –Cooper G.
Junior Champion (11-13 years) –Maycie D.
Junior Champion (8- 10 years) –Kelly S.
Junior Champion (5 -7 years) –Jasmine S.
Junior Champion (under 5) – Vanessa B.
Special Needs Champion – Kristy P.
Judge was envious of the clever pieces entered and the scope of the entries which were spread over the many genres.
Aggregate –Stuart Daddow
Open Grand Champion –Janine Robertson
Junior Grand Champion –Shamalie P.
Open Colour Champion –Janine Robertson
Open Black & White Champion – Janine Robertson
Happy Snapper Colour Champion – Sue Rogan
Happy Snapper Black & White Champion – Faye Gommers
Local Section Champion – Tanya Mikhail
Junior Champion (13-16 Years) – Finn C.
Junior Champion (12 years and under) – Shamalie P.
Champion Special Needs – Lynden F.
Judge commented that entries were down, but quality was exceptional, especially from the juniors.
Open Aggregate – Carolyn Johnson
Open Grand Champion – Carolyn Johnson, ribbon layer cake
Junior Aggregate – Elsie J.
Junior Grand Champion – Anita G., banana cake
Sponge & Fancy Cooking Champion – – Carolyn Johnson, ribbon layer cake
Champion Cakes and Fruit Cakes – Carolyn Johnson, light fruit cake
Pastries, Bread, Buns & Scones Champion – Frances Patterson, quiche
Special Needs Champion – Siobhan A, packet cake
Junior Champion (13-16 Years) –Anita G., banana cake
Junior Champion (8 – 12 years) – Holly C., breakfast tray
Junior Champion (5 -7 Years) – Memphis L., packet cake
Junior Champion (4 Years and under) – Vanessa B., 5 Anzac biscuits
Laucke CWA Scone mix (Sweet) – Judy Paech
Open Decorative Cake Champion – Casey Barnett, 6 decorated cupcakes
Junior Decorative Cake Champion – Lucy M., cake for child’s birthday
Champion Decorative Baking Individual/Family Group –Janet Lambert, gingerbread house
Judge comments were that there was a good range of classes and overall the standard was good.
Open Aggregate –Dianne Kendall
Open Grand Champion – Connie Launer, bearded iris
Junior Grand Champion – Shelby P., flowering native
Aggregate Junior – Josiah M.
Open Champion Rose – Dianne Kendall
Open Champion Bulbous – Connie Launer, bearded iris
Open Cut Flowers Champion – Myra Heinjus, any other flower
Junior Cut Flowers Champion (16 Years and under) Shelby P., flowering native
Judge’s comments – it was a pleasure to judge the good number of well-presented entries. The staging of exhibits needs to be addressed in some cases.
Aggregate – Marie Fendler
Grand Champion – Myra Heinjus, best hanging basket
Open Champion – Myra Heinjus
Junior Champion – Amy van H., novelty container
Special Needs Champion – Hills Community Options
Judge’s comments – good number of exhibits considering the weather. Exhibitors need to ensure they enter in the correct section. A plant doesn’t mean 2 plants in the one container.
Aggregate – Susan Mahony
Grand Champion – Wendy Osborne, stumpwork or dimensional embroidery
Needlework Champion – Denise Frahn, hand sewn item
Embroidery/Tapestry Champion – Wendy Osborne, stumpwork or dimensional embroidery
Crochet & Knitting Champion – Susan Mahony, crochet rug or blanket
Paper Champion – Linda Marich, handmade Christmas card
Beads Champion –Wendy Osborne, Beaded article
Plastic, Wood & Metal Work Champion – Ray Rattray, timber art
Judge, John Wittwer appreciated the excellent standard of work that had been prepared
Craft Champion –Joe Williams, any other craft
Over 70’s Champion– Annamie Brookes, tapestry / cross stitch
Special Needs Champion – John DeBono
Judge’s Comments – quality and standard were very high making it hard to pick a 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Please make sure that when you enter your work, it is in the best category for your work.
Aggregate –Lauren van H.
Grand Champion – Maddison C., sewing article
12 – 16 years Champion – Maddison C., sewing article
7 – 11 years Champion – Jasmine G., decorated article
6 years and under Champion – Jasmine S., any other article
Judge’s Comments – variety of entries was very good and of high standard; very impressed.
Open – Liz H.
Junior 12 -16 years – Katherine T.
Junior 8- 11 years – Cortni P.
Junior 5- 7 years –Erin B.
Junior 4 years and under –Nicolas M.
Aggregate –Chris Russack, Open
Grand Champion – Chris Russack, poem
Junior Grand Champions – Jasmine G., fantasy story
Open Champion– Chris Russack, poem
Junior Champion (13-16 years) – Sarah L., story any subject
Champion Junior (9 – 12 years) – Jasmine G., fantasy story
Champion Junior (6 -8 years) – Erin B., story any subject
Special Needs – Vanessa B., Poem any theme
Judges’ comments – lots of high standard entries, especially in the 9-12 section. Overall, many entries showed a great use of language, expression and imagination.
Boys 4 years and under – Nicolas M.
Girls 4 years and under – Zara N.
Boys 5 to 6 years –Louis M.
Girls 5 to 6 years – Olivia M.
Boys 7 to 9 years – Lachlan H.
Girls 7 to 9 years – Memphis L.
Boys 10 to 12 years –Blade D.
Girls 10 to 12 years – Annamie T.
Boys Kit –Tom M.
Girls Kit s – Elsie J.
Special Needs – Hudson L.
Open Age – Tom M.
Combined Effort – Samuel W.
Champion Girl – Annamie T.
Champion Boy – Lachlan H.
Judge commented on the increased number of entries in the younger classes. Construction style kit entries are always popular, but great to see the children entering more creative style entries.
Champion Bird of Show – Hall Family, OEG Black Red Male
Reserve Champion Bird – Hall Family, Langshan female
Champion Junior Bird under 16 – Georgi S., Soft Feather Bantam female
Champion Junior Bird under 10 – Elsie J., Modern Game male
Aggregate for most points in Poultry -Hall Family
Champion Heavy Breed Male – Hall Family, Langshan Male
Champion Heavy Breed Female – Hall Family, Langshan Female
Champion Light Breed Male – Hall family, OEG Bl/Red Male
Champion Light Breed Female – Lief Ferguson & Liz Kelsey, Leghorn White Female
Champion Hard Feather Bantam Male – Hall Family, OEG Duckwing Male
Champion Hard Feather Bantam Female – Hall Family, OEG Duckwing Male
Champion Soft Feather Bantam Male – Ricky Watson, Langshan Male
Champion Soft Feather Bantam Female -Ricky Watson, Langshan female
Champion Water Fowl Male – Danmalee Poultry, Mallard drake
Champion Water Fowl Female – Danmalee Poultry, Mallard duck
Champion Large Fowl under 16 – Charlotte M., Pile Hen
Champion Large Fowl under 10 – Lucy M., Wheaton Hen
Champion Soft Feather Bantam under 16 – Georgi S., Wyandotte Male
Champion Hard Feather Bantam under 10 – Elise J., Modern Game Male
Champion Soft Feather Bantam under 10 – Elise J., Plymouth Rock Male
Judges’ Comments – there was a good number of fowls shown in good condition for this time of the year. The Champion Bird and Reserve Champion were quality birds.
Aggregate – Colin & Merle Rawlins
Open Grand Champion –Irene Noakes, plum jam
Junior Grand champion – Olivia M., chard silverbeet
Open Eggs Champion – Russell Wotton, 6 hen eggs brown
Open Vegetables Champion –Colin & Merle Rawlins, asparagus
Open Fruit Champion – Colin & Merle Rawlins, strawberries
Open Jams, Marmalades & Spreads Champion – Irene Noakes, plum jam
Open Pickle & Preserves Champion – Liz Frahn, tomato sauce
Junior eggs Champion –Grace D., 3 hen eggs one colour
Junior Produce Champion– Olivia M., chard silverbeet
Special Needs Champion – Scott J, silverbeet
Best made face from fruit or vegetables under 4 years – Zara N.
Best made face from fruit or vegetables 5 to 7 years – Beatrix M.
Judge’s Comments – The Grand Champion is a very good example of plum jam which is easy to overlook, very good flavour.
SCARECROWS GARDEN ORNAMENTS, FARM HATS AND FARM BOOTS
Grand Champion –Linda Castle any scarecrow
Scarecrows champion – Linda Castle
Garden/outdoor ornaments – Moncia Turner
Open Hats Open Champion – Monica Turner
Junior Farm Hats Champion – Kelly S.
Open Boots Champion – Clive Wundersitz, most worn boots
Junior Boots Champion –Cortni P.
Aggregate –Colrae Farms
Grand Champion – Colrae Farms, pre-harvest wheat
Pre-Harvest Champion – Colrae Farms, wheat
Hay Champion – Colrae Farms, vetch hay
Judges’ Comments – A very impressive selection of samples considering the dry tough finish that the crops have endured.
Aggregate – Lucernbrae Props
Grand Champion –Inglebrae Holdings
Merino Champion – Lucernbrae Props
Lamb’s Wool Champion – Colrae Farms
Any other Breed Champion– Catherine Gibbons
Coloured Wool Champion – Amy van Hoof
Prem Shorn – GA & CR Johnson
Junior under 16 – James T.
Judge’s Comments – Entries were well presented, represented the season and regional area of Callington
SPRING GARDEN –
Grand Champion Garden – Debbie Thompson
Champion Small or Cottage Garden – Natalie Rainsford
Champion Overall Front/Back Garden – Cathy Roberts
Champion Young Garden –Dee Lock
Champion outdoor living area/individual feature – Tina
Champion Large Acreage/ rural Garden – Melissa Wegener
Champion Water Wise garden – Tess & Ed
Champion Productive Home Garden – Deb Thompson
Champion Native Garden – Rose Ashton
Champion Most Improved from 2016 – Colin Daddow
Any other – Harry Seager
Judge’s Comments – all categories were hotly contested and I was very impressed with the standard of gardens, especially the number of water wise gardens.
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WORKING DRAUGHT HORSES
No results available
Smartest on parade – Leanne Christie on Jinabyne
Led Bending Pole – Helen Robertson on Snowden
Led Obstacle– Helen Robertson with Snowden
Open Rider – Leanne Christie – Jinabyne
Milk Carton Pegging – Leanne Christie with Jindabyne & Lisa
Sack Race – Leanne Christie with Jindabyne & Lisa
Free Handler – Leanne Christie with Jindabyne & Lisa
High Jump – Leanne Christie with Jindabyne & Lisa
Ridden Obstacle – Leanne Christie with Jindabyne & Lisa
Judge’s Comments – A successful day for donkey’s and riders despite the rough weather with a large number of spectators.
UTES – 24 entries
Grand Champion – Daniel Rose HZ Holden
Best Holden – Daniel Rose HZ Holden
Best Ford – Joe Geue XP Falcon
Best Other Make – Peter Ware 1967 Volkswagon
Best B & S Styled – Redgy Ellard – VZ Holden Storm
Best Feral – Alan Bateman – Beford
Best Chicks – Karen Franks – VS Holden
Best Street – Shannon Barlow VE SS Commodore
Best Classic – Joe Geue XP Falcon
Best Themed – Karen Franks VS Holden
Most Lights – James Bailie – BA Falcon
Most Flags – Nathan Godlman XG Falcon
Most Stickers – Joe & Mark Williams Suzuki
Most Aerials – Lance Britten-Jones VZ Holden Crewman
Best Bull Bar – Trevor Holman AU Series 3 Falcon
Cleanest Ute –Peter Ware -1967Volkswagon
Dirtiest Ute – Samantha Sloan BF XR8 Falcon
David Clegg won the Fujiflim Instax camera, $50 to Linda Castle, $50 to Lydia Mitchell.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered.