Then National, Wednesday 12th September, 2012
By JEFFREY ELAPA
THE famous Goroka show will be on again this year during the Independence weekend.
Show committee member and president of the Eastern Highlands Agriculture Society Wilson Orlegge Thompson said yesterday the 56th Goroka Show would be hosted by Eastern Highlands Agriculture Society from Friday to Sunday.
He said the show would be opened by Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll and closed by Minister for Arts, Culture and Tourism Boka Kondra.
Thompson said Eastern Highlands Governor Julie Soso would be the chief guest with other invited ministers and dignitaries.
He said the theme was “promoting cultural diversity and sustainable agriculture” because culture festivals and activities revolved around agriculture.
Thompson has called on interested participants to support it through stall exhibits, sponsorship of activities in cash and kind, advertisement in show guide booklet and souvenir or advertisement in a show supplement by The National.
He said the highlights of the show would be the Agricultural Fair, Kangal Festival, CIC Pipes and Bags Band, Sharzy and Houseboi and local singers, singsing groups, CIC, NARI, FPDA, HFSA, Ramu Sugar and CCRI stalls and many other activities.
Prizes would include the Farmset Ian Downs Memorial Prize, Brian Bell Sinake Giregire Award and Sir Brian Bell Memorial Award to be given to farmers and farming groups.
The show committee is inviting interested people to join. They can contact the numbers 532 2644/7113 5856 or fax 532 2645.