There were 48 entries in this year’s Home Brew Competition at the annual Taralga Show, with all classes being hotly contested. The winner of the Fred Denman Award for Champion Wine was Kevin Partridge for a superb sparkling brut, which narrowly edged out last year’s winner, Jan Green’s masterly damson wine in a half point taste off. The Champion Beer was awarded to Michael Lumley for perfect Australian pale ale.
Other winners were Justin Moloney who took out a first for cider, Jan Green for her fruit wine and Bob McCluskey for his dark ale, while at the heavy end, Andrew Doran’s stout was unbeatable. Grand Champion for Best Overall Beverage was awarded to Michael Lumley for a beautiful mead.
HORSE AND RIDER
Champion Open Rider, Rachel Treuer, Grand Champion Hack, Katherine Wallis. Mickalya Willoughby won the Led Supreme Champion Stockhorse and the Supreme Champion Girl Rider. The Ian Moloney Champion Local Rider was won by Liberty Gramp. On Sunday, the Finlay and Francie Craig Grand Champion Led Stockhorse was won by Ray Hart . There were plenty of novelties to entertain the public such as the Dog High Jump. This was won by John Corby’s dog, Jack with a local record height. The Small Dog was won by L. Gidden. The Quick Shears went to R. Wagner. 2. T. Garnham. 3. J. Tarrant. The Sheep Counting 1. A. Croker.2. S. Hand. J. Frost. Ladies Counting 1. N. Newton. 2. A. Green. Karen. Kids Counting. 1. Meg Rees. 2. E. Keith, E. Keith, T. Jones. Guessing the Sheep Weight B. Corby. T. Balfour won the Beast Weight.
IN THE PAVILION
Winners of the Most Outstanding Entry were- Art Work—J. Elliott. Open Craft- M, Flynn. Childrens Craft- C. Corby. Open Cooking –R. Ford. Men’s Cake- S. Ruiz. Cut Flowers- N. Cosgrove. Dahlias- S. Spicer. Gladioli- M. Sormani. Fancywork- M. Croker. Children’s Fancywork- C. Smith. Garden Produce- I. Petrie. Childrens Garden Produce, M. Rees.Ram, Hillden. Ewe, Rockdell. Photography, L. Croker. Children’s Photography- S. Rosalen. Merino Fleece- A. Wilson. Long Wool- Richlands Red Cross. Flock Ewe- G. Croker.
On Friday, Taralga are hosting the regional Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Championship followed by a dinner.
There will be a bus travelling to Gunning, Borrowa, Crookwell and Taralga to judge the two top properties out of the 65 entered.
WORLD DAY of PRAYER
Friday week ago the Anglican Women hosted the World Day of Prayer. This was a day when all congregations around the world join in ecumenical prayer.
The brochure was prepared by the women of Slovenia, which is a small European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea. It came into being in June 1991 on the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Slovenia is famed for its rare and endangered species, and its many birds and wild animals that live in its mountains and forests, which cover 60 percent of the land. The land area of Slovenia is smaller than a third the size of Tasmania, while its population is around two million.
Included in the service was the stories of four Slovenian women and the trials they face. Next year the service will be prepared by the women of Zimbabwe and hosted by the women of the Catholic Church.