Wanneroo great-grandmother’s bag graces show guide cover

Grace Gale with her prize-winning hessian bag.
Grace Gale with her prize-winning hessian bag.

WANNEROO great-grandmother of nine Grace Gale was surprised last year when a friend suggested she enter her hessian craft bag decoration in the Wanneroo Show’s craft section.

Grace didn’t think it was good enough for the show but the judges did and awarded her first prize.

She got another surprise this week when she discovered her 2016 craft entry printed on the back cover of the 2017 Wanneroo Show Schedule.

She is considering entering in the craft section again this year but will move away from decorating hessian utility bags.

The Wanneroo Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25.

In the meantime, the schedule is available from City of Wanneroo libraries and online at the Wanneroo Agricultural Society’s page.

Show to go on with City’s support

WANNEROO Show will be sponsored by the City of Wanneroo for another five years.

Councillors at the August meeting supported an in-principle sponsorship agreement between the City and Wanneroo Agricultural Society starting next year.

This year’s show is the last covered by a previous $30,000-a-year deal signed in 2015.

The City will contribute services worth $34,000 under the new agreement and in return receive acknowledgement as a major sponsor, allocation for an interactive display, VIP invitation for the Mayor and chief executive, and tickets for staff and councillors where required.

Mayor Tracey Roberts and Cr Dot Newton declared impartiality interests before voting to support the recommendation.

Mrs Roberts said she was a patron and member of Wanneroo Agricultural Society, which runs the show, and Cr Newton, who is society president, declared she was also a member.

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