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Big competition for Chapman Valley show

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Waggrakine girls Emily and Matilda Canny entered their chickens in the 2019 Chapman Valley Show.
Camera IconWaggrakine girls Emily and Matilda Canny entered their chickens in the 2019 Chapman Valley Show. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian, Geoff Vivian

It’s show season in the Mid West, and the Chapman Valley Show is set to kick off this weekend.

Like most social events, the show skipped 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, giving the Chapman Valley Agricultural Society two years to plan its 71st event.

CVAS secretary Liz Eliott-Lockhart said the return of the Show tomorrow was especially momentous given cyclone Seroja’s impact on the community.

“(The show is) the biggest event to bring the community together,” she said.

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“So many people still have a lot of devastation.

“Some, you can’t see.”

There have been a huge number of entries for the wool and produce awards this year.

After some late rains made for a bumper crop season, the competition is looking fierce. So, too, is the shearing, as last weekend’s Mullewa Show winner Lou Brown is set to return for more.

A new attraction is the pistol range hosted by the Chapman Valley Rifle Club. Punters are invited to try their hand.

The venue also has a newly built bar.

Gates open at 10am and kids under 16 can enter for free.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for pensioners.

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