Colac Show organisers say Colac’s annual show will be back bigger and better than ever this year, after flooding forced the show’s cancellation last year.
Colac and District Pastoral and Agricultural Society president Ray Thomas said the show committee was thrilled with the show’s return after the group was forced to cancel the show for the first time in its long history last year.
“It was disappointing last year but it was out of our control, it was for safety reasons, so we’re pleased and we knew that we would always have a show this year, it was just one of those things last year,” he said.
“All the hard work was done last year but we’ve just locked it in and continued it on this year, so we’ll be back bigger and better than ever, and everything is well and truly planned.
“Even if it rains we’ve had rain before at show time and we’ve continued on and with our fireworks, we’ll continue on whether it rains or not, we will have fireworks.
“And that’s the same with our entertainment, we’ve locked in things that can still go ahead whether it rains or not.”
Mr Thomas said preparation for the show was going well, and that he expected hype surrounding the show’s return to ramp up in the coming months now organisers had released the show’s schedules.
“Everyone’s really excited, we’re starting to see there’s a lot of working bees getting done now to get the grounds up to the condition they need to be, and everyone’s happy,” he said.
“People can get the schedules from any of the main corner stores, from Blane’s Newsagency, and Kylie is in the office every Wednesday from 9am ‘til 5pm.”
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