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TAS Country : April 28th 2011
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 29, 2011 Field day for memento hunters Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania is cranking up its Agfest merchandise sales. This year's Agfest mementos include drink bottles, stubby holders, polo tops, pens, bags for sports or travel, towels, enviro bags and the Rural Youth cook book. They can be bought from the site office, function centre and Rural Youth feature site. 2011 Exhibitor record to tumble From Page 5 number of exhibitors to 708 from more than 600 last year. Agfest's central arena is also likely to draw its biggest ever crowd on Friday with country star Lee Kernaghan singing and signing, courtesy of Roberts, from 10am until 2pm. Southern Tasmanian band The Wolfe Brothers will again perform in the central arena each day. Other famous faces will be Betta Milk advert personalities Frank and Nikki (their cat sends its apologies, due to Ag- fest's policy of no pets) and four- wheel drive expert John Rooth. Author Rachael Treasure will launch a new book at the Rural Youth feature site. Mr Coad said new mobile phone towers would solve a headache of recent years, pro- viding unfettered access to Op- tus as well as Telstra's network. The Unique Taste Pavilion has grown to about 40 local exhibitors serving game meat, seafood, confectionary, smal- lgoods, mustards, sauces, mush- rooms, fruit, shortbread and local wine. Sports Shear Tasmania re- turns to Agfest this year with shearing and wool-classing demonstrations each day near the craft pavilions. There will also be a state shearing compe- tition on Saturday. Patrons will also see the best Tasmanian sheep dogs in ac- tion, with 40 dogs working on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the field will narrow to first 16, then just six dogs in the running for the Agfest Open Sheep Dog Cham- pion trophy. Adult admission is $13, chil- dren 5-15 $3. Tickets can be bought in advance at Coles supermarkets statewide or at the Smithton Plant Nursery. FAMILY AFFAIR: Kate Coad with baby daughter Claire, Agfest chairman Anthony Coad and two-year-old Victoria. Picture: ROSS MARSDEN Seedlings of the next generation VICTORIA Coad was last year appointed entertainment director at Agfest working bees. This time around now three-year-old Victoria has another little assistant, Claire. Victoria and Claire are the daughters of Agfest chairman Anthony Coad and Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania president Katie Coad. Victoria has again charmed her Agfest ''aunties and uncles'' with her blond curls hair, cheeky grin and increasingly sophisticated vocabulary. At 14 weeks, Claire is a still bit too young to make her mark on Agfest 2011 and vice versa. However, Mrs Coad believes it won't be long before Victoria and Claire could be helping to run Agfest -- and celebrating its 50th anniversary, 22 years away. She said the effort that she and her husband were putting into Agfest now, was ultimately for their daughters' benefit, and others of their generation. Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Limited ABN 97 009 475 629 AFS Licence Number 234630 is a wholly owned subsidiary of MyState Limited ABN 26 133 623 962. Terms and conditions apply and are available from tasmanianperpetual.com.au. TPTL4471A_rj 1300 138 044 | www.tasmanianperpetual.com.au • Rural & Commercial Lending • Managed Investments • Wills & Estate Planning • Financial Planning Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees are offering you the chance to win $2000 at Agfest 2011. Our experts will be on hand to answer all your questions and offer advice relating to Rural and Commercial Lending, Managed Investments, Financial Planning and Wills and Estates Planning. Come along and join us for a cuppa and a chat. Correctly guess the weight of Barry the Merino to be in the running to win $2000. TRADES EXPO PAVILION FIRST AVENUE
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