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Cumnock is a strong and vibrant country community in the heartland of our nation. On 10 March, the Cumnock community came together for their annual show. You can't beat a country show, and Cumnock certainly didn't disappoint. There was an action-packed program, including cattle, wool, art and photography judging, a vintage car display, woodchopping, dog jumping, egg throwing, a tug of war and, of course, the lawnmower racing. This year's show was another great triumph, and it's testament to the hard work, passion and effort of the Cumnock Show Society.

I would like to acknowledge some of the people who helped make the Cumnock show such a terrific success this year, including President David Weston; vice-presidents Don Bruce, James Flick and Ed O'Brien—Ed did a great job being the MC for a number of parts of the show; treasurer and public officer Donna Strahan; secretary Christine Weston; assistant secretary and publicity officer Bronwyn Flick; ground stewards Bruce and Charles Cary—and, of course, Ross Cary is a famous lawnmower racer—licensee and RSA officer Sal Morse; group delegates Moira Reynolds and Pru Atkinson; ground committee members Barb Gavin, Ben Lawson, David Lawson and Peter Downey—Peter Downey is also the safety officer; and the catering officer, Rhonda Watt, who did a terrific job this year. I'd also like to mention the honorary vet, Jean Gavin; the auditor, Richard Maunder; and patron, Moira Reynolds. The Cumnock show was a triumph, and I congratulate all concerned.