THE region’s youth hold the key to ensuring country shows survive the next decade, according to one of the driving forces behind the Lockhart Show.
Despite swirling fears bush shows may be on borrowed time, Lockhart Show vice-president Wayne Healy said Sunday’s event in the town proved there was still “plenty of life left”. But he warned shows would only survive if committees actively targeted young residents.
Close to 1000 people crammed this year’s Lockhart Show, with record entries for exhibits from schoolchildren.
“We were oversubscribed for entries, it was as big as it’s ever been,” Mr Healy said.
“It’s critical we continue to engage younger residents in the show.”
The Wagga Show will run on Thursday and Friday this week.
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