A surge in support for the Palmerston and Waihemo A and P
show appears to have ensured its future, at least in the
There had been fears the long-standing show would be forced
to end because of a lack of committee numbers. But after a
large turnout of people at the association's annual meeting,
held in Palmerston on Wednesday night, society president Gay
Mills of Palmerston said it would continue.
All present office bearers had agreed to continue, and 12 new
people had come along to the meeting with ideas they were
keen to implement in developing the show and suggestions for
The 2012 show would be held in Palmerston on Saturday,
February 4, Mrs Mills said.
Many of those who attended the AGM were in the younger age
group, and it was planned to give them the opportunity to
develop particular features at the show, she said.