ON SHOW: A number of animals will march in the Grand Parade.
ON SHOW: A number of animals will march in the Grand Parade.

Parade back in after a decade's absence

THE Murgon Show's Grand Parade will return to the agricultural show for the first time in about 10 years.

Show society president Joan Adams said she was happy to have the parade back.

"It's been a long time since there has been a Grand Parade,” she said.

"I don't know how long ago it ended. I think it was about 10 years ago.”

She said the show society had decided to reintroduce the parade after a lot of feedback and requests from show guests.

"A lot of people come into the show just to the see the parade and to see what you put in it,” she said.

"The Grand Parade makes the show what it is.

"People can see the horses, all the vehicles, both old new, they can see what the Men's Shed has been up to and what they have been fixing as they are putting stuff in that.

"They can see the dairy cows, stud cattle. They can see the lot.”

Ms Adams said the parade added a unique twist to the show.

"It just makes it very interesting for anybody that wants to go in it,” she said.

Ms Adams said the parade participants would not be finalised until Saturday, and she looked forward to seeing how it came together.

She will just be watching the parade this year and not taking part, and said she hoped the parade would continue next year and she would be taking notes on how to make it better.

"The main thing is by sitting there and watching you can see things you have to change and things you don't have to change,” she said.

The Grand Parade for the 2017 Murgon Show begins at 1.45pm in the arena, just after the official opening at 1.30pm at the grandstand.

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