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Camden Haven show a great success for the whole region

After a year of preparation and planning a record number of punters came through the gates over the weekend delighting the 2019 Camden Haven Show Society committee.

The committee were ecstatic with how the 2019 show was received by the community and credit the extraordinary weather and hard working volunteers for making it the best show yet.

Show Society president Sean Gleeson said he could not have been prouder for the way it all came together.

"We are just over the moon with how the whole weekend came together and it really was an awesome family friendly, community event," Mr Gleeson said.

We are just over the moon with how the whole weekend came together.

Sean Gleeson

"We had lots of dedicated volunteers and community members working together to show off all the best parts of the Camden Haven.

"This year some of the highlights included the Pet Show, the dog jumping, the kids activity area and all the regular show favourites that people love.

"We had a record number of people come through the door and the takings on the gate were up around 30 percent which is just phenomenal."

Treasurer of the Show Society, Jody Nelson-Gleeson said the crowds also flocked to the showgrounds to be part of the highly publicised Raindance.

"We know the drought is affecting farmers right across the country as well as right on our doorstep and the dance was a chance for us to firstly raise some money for our farmers but also to raise awareness for the drought," Mrs Nelson-Gleeson said.

"The raindance was a chance for us to all let out hair down and raise some always needed funds.

"Over the weekend we held some practise dances throughout the day and time went on the crowds were getting more and more into it.

"So by Sunday afternoon when we played the Git Up song everyone at the showgrounds got involved which was truly something to see."

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