Better Homes and Gardens team impressed by show and city | Photos

OPEN SESAME: Justeene Cleary, Peter Naylor and mayor John Davis cut the ribbon on the Naylor Pavilion. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA
OPEN SESAME: Justeene Cleary, Peter Naylor and mayor John Davis cut the ribbon on the Naylor Pavilion. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

WHILE the Orange Show may have been held 144 times before the weekend’s event was anything but ordinary.

A menacing-looking sky wasn’t enough to deter thousands from pouring through the gates for the 145th edition at the Orange Showgrounds.

As well as the dedication of the Naylor Pavilion, presenters from Better Homes and Gardens were on hand to officially start the show after the grand parade.

“What is here at this show, is what we have on our show every Friday night,” presenter Johanna Griggs said.

ALL SMILES: Dr Harry Cooper (centre) with showgirl steward Amy Carr (left), entrants Tessa Barrett, Heather Lean and Showgirl 2017 Tess Crossley. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

ALL SMILES: Dr Harry Cooper (centre) with showgirl steward Amy Carr (left), entrants Tessa Barrett, Heather Lean and Showgirl 2017 Tess Crossley. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

“The great thing about two days here is we’re just meeting people, just really interesting people.”

Ms Griggs said the Better Homes and Gardens segment would feature not only the show but the region as a whole, with her fellow presenters showcasing different parts of the city.

During the official ceremony, Orange Show Society president Peter Naylor presented the Willing Worker award to Button Dunn.

Mr Naylor said Ms Dunn spent decades volunteering for the show.