Celebrating the Show that couldn’t happen


This time of year is traditionally Singleton Show time when the community comes together to showcase their talents.

For the magnitude of volunteers who deliver this event to the region, the decision to cancel the event was tough.

The Hunter River Times did not want the show to pass by without giving recognition to the show committee and the many volunteers and to thank them for their dedication to bring this event to the community.

We also want to pay tribute to those who enter the show, people like Scotts Flat farmer Daniel Redgrove.

Like everyone, he was disappointed the show was cancelled.  He had been looking forward to another classy performance in the dairy section after celebrating his third Dairy Cow champion ribbon last year.

Daniel, 30, has become a young veteran at the Singleton Show, having competed since the tender age of 16.

He described his 2019 winner as a very correct cow.

“She had a good temperament as a cow, was well put together and had a really good udder,” he explained.

Daniel said his family treat the event as a social outing as much as anything and this sentiment is shared by the thousands of people who attend the show each year.

See pages 25 and 26 of today’s edition of The Hunter River Times to reflect on the event and see what some of this year’s would-be champions planned to enter.

The Hunter River Times, in conjunction with the NAA committee, plans to have a display in Singleton Centre (the former Sussan store) next week to commemorate the event we all wish we could have had.

Hopefully it will be set up by Monday some come on in and check it out.