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Glen Innes national meet 2014


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national meet at Glen Innes 2014

glen innes wednesday


Wednesday was Glen Innes community day with activities & demonstrations provided by the local community. The day started with breakfast being cooked by the Glen Innes men's Shed. On the menu was bacon, eggs, sausages & hot baked beans along with bread or toast & a cup of tea or coffee. It was great to see everyone coming along to support the men's shed who did a fantastic job providing us with a meal to start the day.







We enjoyed lone piper Bob Cail as we ate breakfast. A big thanks to the Glen Innes Pipe Band. Also on hand to oversee the proceedings was the Glen Innes Chamber of Commerce colourful Celtic Chairman Howard Eastman.




community stalls & activities

A number of stalls were organised in the showground by the Glen Innes Tourist Information. They included local artist Mike Gilbert, a cake stall manned by Betty, Iris & Jan, Glen Innes Smeatons  Bakery stall manned by Karen, Ilene & Kerry






men's shed open day

The Glen Innes Men's Shed opened its doors so members could see what it was all about. The modern Menís Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Not only is it a place for men to learn skills from one another, but where they can also take an interest in their own health & well-being in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship.

 Bill Hardie was on hand with some of his beautiful inlay work all of which was for sale.

sheep sheering

Local shearer Steve Dunn demonstration his shearing skills on several sheep which were provided by local grazier Dick Hartmann. On hand was Glen Innes Showground Trustee Chairman Mike Condon to talk us through the process & to answer the many questions asked.

disc bowl competition

Peter Hartwig hosted a soft floor (softies) V's hard floor (tin billycans) camper trailer disc bowl competition. Winners were the tin billys.

boles competition

The seventh annual soft floor (softies) V's hard floor (tin billycans) camper trailer boles competition was played hosted by George Mavros.  The hard floors finally won the trophy with expert play from Mal Lacey & Greg Carthew.












photos from Elaine>>>>>

sheep dog trials

With sheep once again provided by local grazier Dick Hartman, the dogs of Garry Barker & Errol Brettschnider were put through their paces on a set timed course. Just to show how hard it really is Mike asked for several volunteers from the kids with a parent. It was funny to see Terry Agland telling the kids what to do in getting the sheep through the barriers. Thanks to Mike Condon for organising this event & to answer the many questions.













kids treasure hunt

Alex & Jill Benham hosted a kids treasure hunt. Armed with a list of clues, the kids had to find places within the showground. Prizes were awarded to those who had covered the most places.





barefoot bowls, darts & croquet competition

Group member & local Kevin Beattie hosted a barefoot bowls, darts & croquet competition at the local bowling club.

dance night

Kevin Beattie jumped into the role of DJ providing the evenings entertainment. $96 was raised in gold coin donation which was for the Glen Innes Men's Shed.