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    Fear of Covid Restrictions Cancels Dorrigo Show

    Possible future Covid-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of this year’s Dorrigo Show.

    The next show will be held in November 2022.

    The move to cancel this year’s show was a unanimous one taken at a meeting of the Dorrigo Show Society General Committee.

    Society President, Sally Duckett, expressed deep disappointment at the decision to cancel.
    “This was not a decision easily taken,” she said.
    “At the end of the day it was about keeping our wonderful community safe; that is our responsibility.
    “We simply do not know what the Covid situation will be two months from now.
    “We could go ahead and plan the show for November this year, with all the attendant organisation, work and expectations.
    “We could allocate vital funds, make bookings, employ staff and encourage hundreds of exhibitors only to find at show week we are in lockdown.
    “All our efforts and the preparations and work of exhibitors, not to mention supporters coming from many parts of northern NSW… all of this would be for nothing.
    “The costs would be huge and we just can’t take such a risk.
    “Instead our hopes are that in 14 months time the Covid situation might be far more stable, vaccinations above 70 or 80 per cent and we would have a degree of surety that a show could be organised and run without the fear of a last minute cancellation.
    “These are the feelings of committee members and this is why the decision to cancel had the support of every person at our meeting.
    “It is very disappointing but we believe this decision is the right one and in keeping with our responsibility for the safety of the Plateau community and all visitors.
    ” We would like to thank all sponsors for continued support and all members who have paid membership.”

    • While the 2021 show has been cancelled the popular Show Raffle will run as usual and tickets are available from committee members or local businesses for just $5 each.
      Local business houses have generously offered $1,920 worth of
      vouchers with first prize valued at $1000.

     

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