80th anniversary show thrills crowd

The FMX Kaos International Freestyle team were popular at the 2012 show.Organisers of the 80th anniversary Gresford Show are on a high after a spectacular Saturday made up for the rain-depleted Friday program that resulted in the campdraft and horse events being postponed.
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“The weather was perfect, the crowd was good and everyone was happy; what more could you ask for,” Gresford District Agricultural Society secretary Rosemary Lawrence said.

“I have had a lot of positive response, particularly from out-of-towners who had never been to Gresford before.”

The show was officially opened by country music matriarch Joy McKean, the widow of Slim Dusty, who has strong links to the Gresford area.

“It’s really quite an honour for me to be here,” she said. “I have never before had the honour of standing in the ring in the midst of a grand parade.”

Mrs McKean said she was told Gresford Show was the best kept secret in the nation.

“I am not sure if I am able to let the secret out but I’ll be telling everyone how wonderful it is,” she said.

While crowds enjoyed the animals and work in the pavilions, they were wowed with some spectacular ring events

including displays by the FMX Kaos International Freestyle team, post-splitting and a fireworks extravaganza.

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