GOOD GUY: Over 40 years of working for the Orange show pays off for Button Dunn

PROUD MOMENT: Button Dunn receives the Willing Worker award at the Orange Show last Saturday. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA
PROUD MOMENT: Button Dunn receives the Willing Worker award at the Orange Show last Saturday. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

Decades of volunteering for the Orange Show Society have been rewarded with Button Dunn receiving the Willing Worker award at last weekend’s 145th annual show.

Mrs Dunn said she was first involved about 40 years ago with stewarding.

“I started off stewarding of the horse sections and it started off from there.”

She was show society president from 1996-1998 and now is in charge of organising all the section entries.

That includes placing the orders for about 900 ribbons for the show and manning the office.

She said the horse, sheep and cattle sections required the most ribbons.

“I start probably three months before the show.

“I’m here all day every day except weekends from about four weeks before the show.”

The long hours continued on the show weekend but Mrs Dunn said she loved being involved with the show.

“It is of great interest to me. I’m really keen to keep Orange show on the map.

“It’s where the country meets the city,” she said.