Leeton Show Society have inducted five new life members to its rank in recognition of their decades of collective service to the society.
The small ceremony was held on what was meant to be the first day of the Leeton Show before it was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, in what was called a 'devastating blow' by committee members.
Carol Davidson told The Irrigator that being inducted as a life member was a 'top honour'.
"It is wonderful to get the recognition for all the hard work and time I have put into these show over the years," Ms Davidson said.
"Planning for the show really is a whole family effort in the Davidson household."
Since starting with the Show Society in 1980, Ms Davidson has served in a range of roles from on the committee, to coordinating floral art and the citrus and fresh fruit competitions and displays.
According to Ms Davidson, she was one of countless others who had worked hard to bring the annual show the community knows and loves to life every year.
"There a still plenty of people who have worked just as hard and have been just as dedicated who deserve to be recognised with life membership as well."
George Stevens was inducted in recognition of his work writing grants for both the Show Society and Showground Trust.
Dennis DeMamiel was recognised for his work as a steward in both poultry and pigeons and as a dedicated committee member for twenty years.
Marija Orel served as a committee member from 1993 - 2009 and has volunteered her time and knowledge as a steward of the literacy, floral and handicraft components of the yearly show.
Christopher Senti has served on the committee since 2009 where he has since volunteered as a steward of flowers, floral arts and produce.
Leeton Show Society President Bill Aliendi said that all life members were 'worthy recipients' of life membership.
"All our life members have show genuine interest in our show, and want the tradition of agriculture shows to continue," Mr Aliendi said.
"They are all so invaluable to the society for all the hard work they do to bring the show to life every year.
"We are extremely grateful."
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