Dookie puts on big show

November 06, 2017

Hannah Hamilton, 10, enjoys the Dookie Show with her teddy Bo.

Peter Shields (centre) enjoys the Dookie Show with his children Lachlan, 8, Brianna, 10, and Amelia, 4.

Dookie Show 2017.

Dookie Primary School principal Troy Woolley (back) with Lawson Woolley, 3, Leo McNeill, 10, and Dakota McNeill, 5.

Dookie Lions Club members Ross Sutherland, Pater McManus, Bruce Larcombe, Sue McManus and Colleen Ataryniw enjoy feeding hungry show goers.

Dookie was the place to be on Saturday when the annual show was in full swing.

In its 134th year, the Dookie Show still manages to attract a large crowd with people travelling from across the Goulburn Valley and Melbourne to join in the fun.

Dookie Show president Peter Shields said numbers were up this year and it was great to see so many people enjoying new additions to the day, such as the Rural Ambassador Awards and the dog jump.

Mr Shields said many community groups in Dookie, such as the Lions Club, relied on the show to fundraise.

Dookie Lions Club member Colleen Ataryniw said club members came to the show every year to sell a wide variety of foods, such as chicken steaks and sausages.

The money raised from the Lions Club barbecue went back into the local community.

Other groups, such as the Dookie Cubs, were also kept busy with their chocolate trailer and plant sales.

Dookie Cubs’ Margaret Feldtmann said there seemed to be more people at this year’s show, which was wonderful.

‘‘It’s a great day for the town and district,’’ Ms Feldtmann said.

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