Volunteers needed to help Murwillumbah Show

Local dignitaries with past and present Showgirls at the 2016 Show

THE MURWILLUMBAH Show is safe this year but there’s a cloud of doubt looming over 2018, which has prompted organisers to appeal for help.

As volunteer numbers continue to decline, Murwillumbah Show president Allan Campbell said the need for new people to take over vital roles could become dire next year.

“A lot of people don’t realise the amount work that goes on behind the scenes to make a show like this a success each year,” he said.

“It’s important we find new willing residents who can volunteer in a variety of areas.

“One area of note is the bar service which requires a Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate.”

Mr Campbell said the Show was safe for November 3 to 4 this year and the society was also introducing a new secretary, who’s eager to gain a new workforce.

As reported in The Weekly, volunteers are hard to find across the Tweed Shire due to a busy work life and other commitments.

Many local elderly, some in their 70s, have given countless hours but are deserving of a break.

“We’re finding a lot of people are retiring from the roles and it’s important we honour their contribution but also fulfil those roles so we can continue to have the show in 2018,” Mr Campbell said.

The Show Society said that should they come up short with volunteers in 2018, a gate fee may be applied in order to continue the Murwillumbah Show.

For many years the show has been one of only a few in the region that remains free.

To find out more about how you can volunteer to help the Murwillumbah Show phone (02) 6672 5507.