Halle Doyle

Excellence at Eisteddford

• Condobolin piano students Thomas Girle (front) with Jessica Kiss and Halle Doyle achieved excellent results at the recent Forbes Eisteddfod. MB

Condobolin piano students competed successfully at the recent Forbes Eisteddfod, bringing home the following awards: First place, second place, three Highly Commended and three Merits.
Thomas Girle achieved first place in the 14 Years and Under Jazz Solo, Highly Commended in the 12 Years and Under Own Choice Solo, a Merit in the 14 Years and Under Classical Solo and Highly Commended in the Duet Any Age (Halle Doyle) section.
Jessica Kiss achieved second place in the 12 Years and Under Own Choice Solo and a Merit for the Duet Any Age (Halle Doyle) section.
Halle Doyle was awarded a Highly Commended in the 10 Years and Under Classical Solo, a Highly Commended in the Duet Any Age (Thomas Girle), a Merit in the 10 Years and Under Jazz Solo and a Merit for Duet Any Age (Jessica Kiss).
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It’s Show time

It would take more than a few ceiling tiles falling in to break the spirit of the hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors and Show committee members that make the Condobolin Show happen each year.

• Show Secretary Carol-Ann Malouf helping to erect the marquee which will house many of the exhibits at this weekend’s Condobolin Show. LP

By Lara Pearce

It would take more than a few ceiling tiles falling in to break the spirit of the hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors and Show committee members that make the Condobolin Show happen each year.

Workers were out in force last Friday, erecting a 42 metre by 12 metre marquee – roughly the size of two basketball courts – at the Condobolin Showground, and Show Secretary Carol-Ann Malouf was there to lend a hand with the sledge hammer.

This weekend marks one-hundred and twenty years of the Condobolin Show, and this year tradition and originality unite to bring the Condobolin community an eclectic array of exhibits which cater to all tastes and talents.

The ever-popular showjumping will take place in the ring on Saturday, while attendees can watch the cattle and poultry judging at the Baxter Pavilion and the Ernie Hill Pavilion respectively.

A huge range of baking, floral and handicraft competitions give all ages the chance to exhibit – from decorated arrowroot biscuits for the under five-year-olds to jams, chutneys, pot plants and cross stitch.

The Funtime Puppet Theatre will be back again, which is always a favourite with the young and the young at heart.

This year’s Condobolin Showgirl Kristen Polimeni and the 2013 Showgirl Lily Ward will be judging the Miss and Master Condo Tiny Tots and Junior Showgirl awards.

The Tiny Tots awards are for children aged between two and five years, while the Junior Showgirl is for those aged six to ten years.

A presentation will be made to the winners at the eastern patio of the Secretary’s Office at 12:15pm on Saturday, where prizes and sashes will be awarded.

As always, the Condobolin RSL Pipe Band will be performing and participating in the parade.

“Our brilliant pipe band, with visiting pipers and drummers, is a favourite at the Condobolin Show, and makes a great curtain-raiser to the Condobolin Tattoo,” Carol-Ann Malouf explained.

For the first time, the ‘Australia Fair’ Grand Concert Street Organ will feature at the Show. The Belgium-built instrument was built in the workshops of Verbeeck’s Organ Works in Antwerp in approximately 1884 and is the only travelling Concert Organ in Australia.

It would take more than a few ceiling tiles falling in to break the spirit of the hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors and Show committee members that make the Condobolin Show happen each year.

• At the 2013 Condobolin Show: 2012 Showgirl Kristy Hickson, Junior Showgirl Halle Doyle, Master Tiny Tot Charlie Patton and 2013 Showgirl Lily Ward. KT

The organ has the equivalent sound of a twenty-piece band and operates on air pressure generated by a bellows and regulated by a reservoir. It has some 442 pipes, as well as drums, cymbals, bells, woodblocks and animated figures. The instrument will cover a wide range of music appealing to all ages, from Strauss to Walt Disney, including marches, waltzes, popular music and children’s music.

The Greg and Kay Wheeler Pet Parade is always a hit with the youngsters. Entrants aged 5 to 16 years can enter up to two pets in the parade, from a fast-eating dog to a fluffy-tailed cat, or the most unusual small domestic pet.

Judging for the Greg and Kay Wheeler Pet Parade will take place at 2pm on Friday 22 August, with a trophy, ribbons and cash prizes to be won. Get in quick though, because nominations close at 5pm today.

The Show will go out with a bang this year, with the Fletcher Firework Finale. “This was superb last year and makes a wonderful close to the 120th annual Condobolin Show,” Carol-Ann Malouf said.

A courtesy bus will be operating within the town limits on Saturday evening to get everyone home safely.

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