Glenside Girls

Ashleigh Woods and Shelby Lockwood

Photo: Donna Sherlock

Glenside Inaugural Show

Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 23rd January, 2012.

The day formally began with arrival of the Home Creations entries for baking, produce, preserves and produce design.  As the first event of its kind in Glenside entries were predictably small, but competition nevertheless of a high standard.  Twiglands showed  their continuing community support by sponsoring vouchers for every event and place getters were delighted by the especially prepared 2012 Glenside Show ribbons they received from judges Councillor Ngaire Best and local Chef personality Andrew Leota.


Abbey Fooks and Ted

Photo: Donna Sherlock

While Ngaire and Andrew were tasting, testing and analysing the delights on display, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and local veterinarian Michael Benfell conducted a very well attended Pet Parade sponsored by Carevets in Johnsonville.


Halliday family with Khan and judges Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Dr Michael Benfelll

Photo: Donna Sherlock

No livestock entered this year so entries were of rabbits, guinea pigs and dogs in a range of shapes and sizes.

Devonshire Tea Ladies

Kirsty Johnson and Suzanne Hendry

Photo: Donna Sherlock

There was a fair attendance by casual passers-by but over the day more than 20 families took the opportunity to picnic and support the BBQ or Devonshire Tea stalls conducted by the GPA.  Many also made use of the Push Play Trailer that Donna Sherlock had secured to try their hand at croquet, badminton and pole tennis – games ideal in the relaxed family fun atmosphere that prevailed.

Boot Toss

Photo: Barry Blackett

After lunch it was time to try out throwing skills at the “Wellington” Boot Toss. The top prize of a dinner voucher for two at Thyme Cafe went to Carrie Lockwood with a stunning throw right into the ring while the remaining prizes from Twiglands and the Churton Park Dairy were also hotly – if good-naturedly contended.

The day concluded with some old fashioned egg-and-spoon and sack races for both young and old and an enthusiasm from all present to repeat the event next year. So roll on 2013 – all we need is some more volunteers to make it even bigger and better!


Junior Handler: Ella Jones-Rawstone with Romeo

Photo: Donna Sherlock


Halfway House

Photo: Barry Blackett

Home Creations Competition Placings

Junior Home Baking

1st Findlay Sherlock

2nd Ashleigh Stubbing

3rd Ella Jones-Rawstone


Open Home Baking

1st Melinda Jones

2nd Carrie Lockwood

3rd Debbie Ayres


Open Home Preserves

1st Debbie Ayres

2nd Amelie and May Sutcliffe


Home Grown Produce

1st Leanne Stubbing  (cabbage)

2nd Donna Sherlock (potatoes)

3rd Mitchell Beatson (walnuts)


Produce Sculpture/Design

1st Jan Voss

2nd Mitchell Beatson

3rd Flynn Jones-Rawstone


Overall (Across all categories)

1st Melinda Jones

2nd Debbie Ayres

3rd Findlay Sherlock


Pet Parade Winners

Best Presented Pet: Pippa and Brianna Beatson (Dog)

Happiest Pet: Hitch and Findlay Sherlock (Dog)

Cutest Pet: Emma and family and May Sutcliffe (Rabbits)

Smartest Pet: Darcy and Andrew Best (Dog)

Best Working Dog: Snowy and Amelie Sutcliffe (Dog)

Junior Handler: Ella Jones-Rawstone with Romeo (Dog)


Wellington Boot Toss Competition

1st Carrie Lockwood

Runner-Ups Vaughan Brown, Sabah Ahmad, Dave Rawstone, Guy Beatson