The name Peter Naylor is synonymous with the Orange Show Society and this week he has been recognised for his volunteer work.
Five finalists have been announced in the annual award for ag show dedication in NSW. Mr Naylor is among those vying for the honour and said it was a proud moment.
"I was wheeled around the showground as a kid and my parents were involved in it too and I was just raised up in doing the show," he said.
President of the Agricultural Societies Council of New South Wales, Tim Capp, praised the work of the man who dedicated nearly two decades to the role.
"The Naylor family have been involved with the Orange Show for many generations, with his mother Betty being a staunch supporter and as such Peter was involved with the show from a young age," Mr Capp said.
"In Peter's time as president, he oversaw many challenges and filled many roles such as pavilion steward, council liaison and grounds organiser."
Mr Naylor highlighted one particular hurdle that the society had to overcome in his time.
"The thing I can always remember is when council wanted us to move to the race track," he said.
"I was president then and it was very hard because the members didn't want to go out there.
"We did win it and we are still at the showground and that's a good thing. I've got a passion for the showground and pleased that we're still there."
The winner will be announced on June 19 at the NSW State Conference.
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