Recently Katherine hosted the Regional Sports Volunteer Awards at Godinymayin.
A big congratulations to all of the recipients in a job well done. Sport would not be anything or even able to go ahead without the selfless acts of these volunteers and the time they put into events taking place.
This was followed by another entertaining Katherine Show.
What great dry season weather we are still enjoying at this time.
It has been very busy lately attending both the Katherine and Darwin Shows.
It was disappointing for Alice Springs and Tenant Shows to have been cancelled due to COVID concerns recently.
Katherine Show was a great success and it was extremely pleasing to see so many tourists and station people in town at the show this year.
As was to be expected the entries were down a bit but what was there was quality.
A huge congratulations to Eileen Doyle who took out the first prize and also the champion senior needlework exhibit and Gerry Grogan, who just beat Harry Renfree in the blokes cake. I'm sure there will be fierce competition in this category next year.
The Katherine Museum took out the best community exhibit.
To all who contributed in exhibiting in the show, well done and this to me is what makes the show interesting.
At the Country Liberal Party stall we were very busy and thankyou to all volunteers and to everyone that bought a ticket in the raffle. It was won by Chris Rowlands (Yetti Esky) and Ron Kelly, who took home the handcrafted table donated by Ron Hersey.
A very big thankyou to all show staff and volunteers for organising an extremely enjoyable show in trying times.
Last weekend I followed up by attending my first ever Darwin Show.
Good attendance and as in Katherine the exhibits were down in numbers.
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The stand out was the Ford Vs Holden V8s. Four of the Opposition team jumped in the Ford car and Vs the police. This was an exhilarating ride and all I can say is, lucky I hadn't had lunch!
We are all so fortunate to be able to move freely in the Territory and enjoy such events as the shows.
This week is donate life week.
Did you know that nine out of ten Aussies support organ donation? However, only one in three actually are registered!
This year the aim is to get another 100 000 people signing up. Have a conversation with your family and jump on the link and join up to help save someone's life www.donatelife.gov.au.
If you're a senior, keep your eyes and ears tuned into what is on for seniors month in August.
We have Dr Miriam Rose who is the Senior Australian of the year coming to Katherine for an event.
Until next time enjoy what's left of the dry season, don't forget to CHECK IN to places and be kind to one another!
JO HERSEY IS THE MEMBER FOR KATHERINE
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