Students submit artwork for show

STUDENT artists are submitting their finest work to showcase at the Forbes Show this September. 

Kindergarten to Year Six will have their paintings, drawings, digital art and mixed media, which they created at school, judged and displayed at Forbes Showground on September 8 and 9.

Preparations for Forbes Show are now in full swing and schedules are available at the Forbes Advocate office.

“We have a full program again with lots of things happening,” Show secretary Jan Facey said.

New to the Friday night program is a young farmer’s challenge – gather your team of four and head on down on the day to find out more. There will also be a haystacking challenge.

Miss Forbes Showgirl will be announced on Friday night. Judging of sheep and cattle has been moved to Saturday with the grand parade to take place about 2pm.

That will be followed by the announcement of the junior showgirl and master stockman categories, although entrants do need to present near the grandstand at 11.30am for the judging. 

Mrs Facey said they were offering a special deal in August only, with adult tickets just $10 for two days, kids and pensioners just $5 for both days. 

If you purchase a ticket this month, you will go in the draw to set off the fireworks on the Friday night of the Show. Tickets are available from the show office, Blue Sky, Agriwest and Bernardi’s.

Leave your name and contact phone number for the chance to push the plunger and set off this year’s big fireworks display.

Forbes Public School students got in the spirit this week, dressing in their best country attire and speaking about why they love being country kids. 

“What country means to me is having wide open spaces. I absolutely love living on the farm and I’m very fortunate to have this life,” School Captain Sally Rout said.

Kirby Maslin added “Feeding livestock is something really special and I don’t think city kids appreciate what a wonderful world it is out here in the country. Bread just doesn’t magically appear on the shelves it starts with a little seed which we ploughed into the ground.

“Then we wait for rain and fertilise it so it grows tall. Then the header chops it off and sorts out the grain before it goes in trucks to Red Bend Silos and then it travels by truck or train to the mill to be processed into flour then bread,” she said.