The RAS Illabo Bound
Posted on : 10 October 2017
The annual Show is a highlight on the calendar for many country towns. They also act as vital lead-in events to the biggest agricultural Show of them all in NSW, the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is an active supporter of country towns and their annual Shows and this weekend as many as 40 staff from the RAS will descend on the Illabo Showground in southern NSW to help out and join the festivities.
"The RAS has been actively involved in the Illabo Show's Prime Lamb Hoof competition for years, but this is the first time the organisation is sending dozens of our team to the town," Murray Wilton, RAS General Manager, Agriculture and the Sydney Royal Easter Show said today.
"We won't be just observing either - all the members of the RAS team have been assigned tasks for the day, from running the bbq or the pass the football competition, stewarding in the Horse Section, posting on social media or judging the photography and craft entries.
"The RAS sees it as very important that we give back in whatever way we can to the regional and rural communities that we call our family every year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
"We already do this through our charitable arm, the RAS Foundation by funding projects and youth through scholarships, but being involved in country Shows is another practical way of pitching in.
"We are all really looking forward to it," Mr Wilton said.
The RAS staff will arrive in the area by bus this Friday (October 13th) before returning to Sydney on Saturday night.
For further information please contact:
Manager, Public Relations
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Ph: 02 9704 1453