Big returns at Sideshow Alley

Wanneroo Agricultural Society president Dot Newton.
Wanneroo Agricultural Society president Dot Newton.

THE Wanneroo Agricultural Society’s 2015 Wanneroo Show has taken on a new look, with some former members rejoining under newly elected president, Wanneroo deputy mayor Dot Newton.

The new committee follows the resignation of former president Peta Korb and several other members at the society’s AGM earlier this year.

And though the transition was complicated by several weeks’ lack of access to passwords and computer records, planning for this year’s show is well under way.

Mrs Newton said a major change from last year would be in sideshow alley.

“The big rides are back,” she said. “A contract has been signed with the West Australian Showmen’s Association, who are keen to be part of the show again.”

Another feature for the show, which will be held on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, is the One Big Voice choir. Formerly known as the Westcoast Songfest, it is expected that 500-600 mainly local, primary school children will perform on the Friday evening.

Another change will be the Wanneroo Horse and Pony Club’s involvement. The local club will oversee and take part in the show’s equestrian events.

“We can promise a wonderful show with showbags, great displays, competitions and entertainment finishing on both evenings with a magnificent fireworks display,” Mrs Newton said.