Greg Holland of Cobargo was recently named the winner of the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Excellence Award for 2017.
Mr Holland was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the show movement and for his dedication and assistance given to Cobargo Show for 30 years.
He said he is fortunate to be a member of Cobargo AP&H Show Society as there is a great deal of commitment by many members in organising and running the annual Cobargo and Spring Shows.
“It is an easy matter to be enthusiastic and generous with your support when you have a number of friends who will work along with you for a common goal,” Mr Holland said.
“Our construction works and working bees are an enjoyable time for those who willingly give.
“This award may name me, but I am a member of a terrific group of people who put a lot of time into preparing for and running a great little show that punches way above its weight.
“From the building and construction work well in advance of the show in improving and adding infrastructure on our showground, to the working bees closer to the show date, to the actual show days when everybody is flat out and in some cases fairly stressed, we have a dedicated and diverse mob of many talents putting in and going way beyond the simple definition of being a volunteer.”
Mr Holland thanked the ASC for the award and for organising the ceremony where show societies have the opportunity to proudly put forward one of their dedicated members for recognition.