Elliston ready to host Wool Show

Elliston is getting ready for next weekend’s 38th annual Elliston Area School Wool Show.

One of the biggest events on the community calendar, the day will see a display of top class wool, as well as live music, entertainment for children such as jumping castles and bubble soccer, a barbecue tea, and auction and raffle.

The show will also showcase a variety of student artwork and enterprise stalls, including food and games.

Elliston Area School staff member Julie Tree said this was a fantastic opportunity for families and community members to come together.

“It is a family day out,” she said.

“Children in this area don’t get an opportunity to have a day like this too often so it is a great chance to do something different.”

The Elliston Area School Wool Show is one of the biggest displays of wool in the state outside of the Royal Adelaide Show, providing local growers a chance to display and discuss their wool.

There will be prizes awarded to the winners of the wool categories and all fleeces entered are donated to Elliston Area School.

A new section is being offered for any woolgrowers who live outside of the Elliston district to enter in the ewe strong, medium and fine categories.

Fleeces can be dropped at the school or the oval by 12pm on Thursday, October 25.

Sponsorship and support for the show has been received from businesses, farms and studs from across the state – with all proceeds from the annual show to go to the Elliston Area School governing council.

Ms Tree said the money would be put towards upgrades at the school.

“This is a big event and the only one of that type in Elliston,” she said.

“The Wool Show is the major fundraising event for the school and helps provide our students with extra resources to enhance their learning.

“The money will go towards upgrades in the food and hospitality building, and the IT system for children.”

She said they were expecting about 200 people at the event.

The show will be hosted at the Elliston Sports Centre on Saturday, October 27 from 1pm until 10pm.