Countdown to the Castle Hill Show

Marvellous: Jenny Dunn is expecting a flurry of wool and needles as women compete to spin and knit shorn fleece wool into a child’s jumper in under four hours in the Showground’s Sheep Pavilion on March 18. There will also be a shearing demonstration in the Cattle Pavilion at noon. Picture: Natalie RobertsJENNY Dunn is encouraging everyone to get along to the Sheep Pavilion on Sunday, March 18, from noon to cheer on the women frenziedly spinning wool for their teammates to knit into children’s jumpers.
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The 30 women will only have four hours to complete the jumpers during this year’s Castle Hill Show (March 16-18).

“We started the Mini Back-to-Back with three teams in 2006, as entertainment during the [Castle Hill] Show, but if you put them [the completed jumpers] away in a drawer they’re of no use to anybody,” Ms Dunn of Annangrove said.

For this reason, the jumpers are donated to needy children through registered charities.

Castle Hill Rotary member Bev Cooney will take the new batch of jumpers to Tolda Pampa, a Peruvian village 4500 metres above sea level, in May.

“These children need warmth and people who care to help them survive the freezing winters,” Ms Dunn said.

The competition will be held as part of the sheep section of the show, which Ms Dunn helps her husband, Phillip Dunn, run. He is the chairperson of the sheep section’s committee.

The section will host junior merino and fleece judging competitions and meat sheep classes (on March 17) and black and coloured sheep classes (March 18). With only 10 days to go until the start of the show, show society president Peter Gooch is especially excited about the number of entrants in the Schools Exhibit.

“This year, most spots have been taken,” Mr Gooch said.

Schools have until 4pm on March 9 to enter the competition which will be held in the Education Pavilion and showcases the agricultural activities of schools. ¦ Details: Show Office, Federation Pavilion, Showground, Doran Drive, Castle Hill. Phone: 0435 328 619 (general) or 0435 328 621 (space/stalls).

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