Newly elected Newry Show chairman Kyle Henry has taken over the reins from outgoing Chairman Tommy Collins.
Mr Henry welcomed everyone to the 2015 show launch especially vice chair of Newry Mourne & Down District Council Mrs Gillian Fitzpatrick and thanked the new council for its generous contribution towards the show launch.
Sections in the show include cattle, sheep, goats, horses and ponies, dog show, home industries and crafts, horticulture and trade stands, childrens section. This year a new qualifier to the home industries section is the All Ireland Christmas Baking Championship.
All livestock, tradestands and craft exhibits and school childrens entries can be viewed all day. The vintage tractor and machinery display continues and this year organisers are having a “model farm display” in the marquee which should attract young and old.
Young visitors can come and meet Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen Movie. They will be there from noon to 4pm doing facepainting and nail art and at 2pm the best dressed princess and Olaf will be picked. Other competitions include “little Farmer Girl”, farmer boy, glamorous granny, most appropriate dressed lady and bonny babies.
Entries for these will be taken from 1pm and winners will be selected at 2.15pm and presented with their prizes from Miss Buttercrane.
Once again organisers are indebted to Newry Rugby Club and Newry Mourne & Down District Council for the use of their grounds which are ideal for the occasion.
Admission: Adults £10, senior citizens £7 and under 16’s are free
Finally, Mr Henry thanked guest speakers vice chair of Newry Mourne & Down Council Mrs Gillian Fitzpatrick, President of the Ulster Farmers Union, Mr Ian Marshall and NISA Chairman Mr Bill Leeman. Thanks also went to sponsors and show friends for attending and the Canal Court Hotel for serving supper.