More than $3000 was raised for Lee Stream School at the
recent Lee Stream-Clarks Junction community speed shear
About 250 people attended the event, held at Gavin and Cheryl
Nichol's woolshed, with shearers coming from as far afield as
The open section was won by Sam Lewis, of Milton, with Bruce
Thomas second and Blake Young third.
The Cocky Classic was won by Lawrence sheep farmer Ben Young,
who received the Alan Nichol Memorial Trophy. Larry Langley
was second and Grant Bezett third.
In the women's event, Jessie Toole, of Taieri, was the
winner, followed by Anne Beattie and Anna Duncan.
The crowd-pleasing teams event involved the first team member
applying lipstick to the second team member while standing
The third team member had to eat a sour-tasting lolly and
then drink a fizzy drink through a straw about one-metre
long, before the shearer in the team shore a sheep.
Another highlight was a guess-the-weight-of-the-fleece
competition, with Princess Fiona, dubbed "Shrek's wife",
relieved of a 4-year-old fleece weighing 15.8kg.