50 years ago
LACK of public support is threatening the future of the Penshurst and District Agricultural and Pastoral Society’s annual show. A public meeting has been called for Monday night to find out public opinion on continuing the show. Despite good support from exhibitors the show has lost about $100 a year in recent years. Show society president, Mr. Ray Burger, blamed the lack of public support for the show’s poor financial record. “We’ve got a very active and keen show committee who do a lot of work to organise the show,” he said. “But we’re just not getting enough support at the gate from the community. “We go down the drain by about $100 a year and have to make up the difference by other fund-raising efforts. Mr. Burger said the society had increased prize-money and this had added to costs.