After 70 years, taste of country life still lures Lois to show day

By Ruth Keber

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Margaret Sinnett and Lois Whiting with a cup won by Mrs Whiting's grandfather in 1918 for the best two pigs for suitable bacon purposes. Photo / Ruth Keber
Margaret Sinnett and Lois Whiting with a cup won by Mrs Whiting's grandfather in 1918 for the best two pigs for suitable bacon purposes. Photo / Ruth Keber

Eighty-year-old Lois Whiting attended her first A&P show when she was 10 years old and still loves seeing the different farm animals on display.

"All the different breeds of cows, compared to what there used to be is really amazing," she said.

"They actually shampoo their cows too, you see them soaped up with purple bubbles all over them."

It was a great opportunity for city children to get a taste of country life, she said.

The shearing section was the most popular event but she enjoyed the home industries section.

"People can bring in their best fruit, vegetables and dahlias to be judged."

Mrs Whiting plans to head to the Tauranga Racecourse on Saturday for the city's 114th A&P show. The show kicks off at 10 am and includes a petting zoo, wood chopping, and pig racing.

A&P Show

*Tickets are $10 for adults on the door and under 12s are free.
*Tickets for two adults bought online before the show cost $12.
*The A&P show will be held at the Tauranga Racecourse on Cameron Rd, Greerton tomorrow.
*Free buses will depart at 9.30am and 10.30am from Harris St and do pick-ups from the Maungatapu Shops and 24 Ohauiti Rd.
*Also from Wharf St with pick-ups from 618 Cameron Rd and 1126 Cameron Rd.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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