Show week on Plateau

ALSTONVILLE will be in festival mode from Saturday, October 20, with the Lions and Apex clubs and the Alstonville Show Society organising Alstonville Show Week.

Events will be held from Saturday, October 20, until Thursday, October 25, and will be followed by Ballina Shire's only agricultural show, the Alstonville Show, on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27.

Organisers felt that, long after the demise of Alstonville's Tibouchina Festival, something was needed to showcase the Plateau community.

Among the activities are Moves Under the Stars, a tennis tournament, various displays and a Miss Showgirl Dinner in aid of Heartfelt House.

Saturday, October 20: 9am-2pm, Alstonville Plaza Fun Day; 9am-2pm Alstonville Historical Society exhibition, includes platypus rug; 9am-2pm Alstonville Scouts, climbing wall and sausage sizzle in Crawford House grounds; 11am-2pm Display of Military Memorabilia, RSL Sub-Branch, 13 Bugden Ave; 6.30pm Dirty Dicks Cabaret, Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club, cost $50.

Sunday, October 21: Centenary Spring Tennis Tournament, Russelton and town courts, cost $20; 1pm-4pm Alstonville Historical Society exhibition, includes platypus rug; historic Alstonville Uniting Church open to public from 10.30am until 4pm. 2pm David Alley, who holds the record for cycling around Australia, will speak at the Federal Hotel, plus Lions Club Fun Sports Auction; 3pm High tea and Fashion parade, Amaze n Place, plus meet the Showgirl contestants (tickets $20 at Candy Lane Fashions).

Monday, October 22: 9am Dress Up Your Business, all week in Main St and Plaza; 9am-3pm Visit historical St Bartholomew's Church; APHS Special Show Week Bus Trip, cost $35 or $40 includes copy of Ian Kirkland's book, Out of Puff, contact John Sim 6687 8469; 7pm Apex Movies Under The Stars, Crawford House grounds, cost $15.

Tuesday, October 23: 9am-4pm Floral Display - Floral Celebrations, St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, gold coin donations; 9.30am-2.30pm: Woodworking demonstration and display, Summerland House, products for sale; 10.30am-2.30pm Display of Military Memorabilia, RSL Sub-Branch; 7pm Apex Movies Under the Stars, Crawford House grounds, cost $15.

Wednesday, October 24: 9am-4pm Floral Display - Floral Celebrations, St Bartholomew's Anglican Church; noon, men's doubles bowls, Alstonville Plateau Sports Club, cost $7.50; 7pm Apex Movies Under the Stars, Crawford House grounds, cost $15; 7pm Alstonville Trivia Night, Federal Hotel.

Thursday, October 25: 9am-4pm Floral Display - Floral Celebrations, St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, gold coin donation; 9.30am-11.30am St Bart's Play Place, activities and craft for 0-5 year-olds, 6628 0231; 10.30am-2.30pm Display of Military Memorabilia, RSL Sub-Branch; 7pm Apex Movies Under the Stars, Crawford House grounds, cost $15; 7pm Miss Showgirl Dinner, Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club. Proceeds to Heartfelt House. Contact 6628 8940.

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