Children’s fun day

Charlee Hazlett (6), of Winton, parades a calf at the Southern Districts Beef Handlers fun day in...
Charlee Hazlett (6), of Winton, parades a calf at the Southern Districts Beef Handlers fun day in Gore earlier this month. PHOTOS: JULIA EDEN
As the list of cancelled A&P shows continues to grow, an event has been launched for children to show their calves and yearlings in Southland.
Joshua McIntosh (12), of Invercargill.
Joshua McIntosh (12), of Invercargill.
Southern Districts Beef Handlers committee member Julia Eden said children showed beef bulls, heifers and calves and dairy calves across a range of breeds for its inaugural "fun day" at the Gore A&P Showgrounds earlier this month.
 
Jake Eden (12), of Balfour.
Jake Eden (12), of Balfour.
"The smiles of pride on faces as animals were paraded in respective classes were priceless."
 
Danielle Giles (10), of Gore.
Danielle Giles (10), of Gore.
The event allowed children who would have shown cattle at A&P shows, which have been cancelled due to Covid-19, a chance to parade them.
 
Greer Hazlett (4), of Winton.
Greer Hazlett (4), of Winton.
The fun day, which included a games hour, was co-ordinated by Mrs Eden and fellow committee members Diane Goodall, Stewart Eden and Mark Tiller. 
 
Samual McIntosh (7), of Invercargill.
Samual McIntosh (7), of Invercargill.
The committee was planning another fun day  in McIvor Rd, Invercargill on January 15.
 

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