Cousins steer Mullumbimby Show pavilion in new direction

SHOWTIME: Mullumbimby Show pavilion co-ordinators Carolyn Reynolds and Janelle Parrington.
SHOWTIME: Mullumbimby Show pavilion co-ordinators Carolyn Reynolds and Janelle Parrington. Patrick Gorbunovs

COUSINS Carolyn Reynolds and Janelle Parrington are the new kids on the block at the Mullumbimby Show pavilion this year, and they are on a mission to put their own stamp on the event.

"When we were kids, the Mullumbimby Show was the place to be, and we want to bring that back," Ms Reynolds said.

"You got dressed up to go to the show and the pavilion was always full."

"I remember our mum used to make us all a new dress and hat for the show," Ms Parrington said.

After being "shown the ropes" by older volunteers during the show last year, this weekend the pair are cutting their teeth as the new co-ordinators of the pavilion section. Alongside the traditional displays of preserves and flower arranging, they are introducing more arts and crafts.

"We've changed the whole look of the pavilion to have it appear full and colourful," Ms Reynolds said.

With 13 years of experience running the annual Mullumbimby Craft Show, Ms Reynolds has drawn on her contacts and established new displays and craft demonstrations to the Mullumbimby Show line-up.

"We have pottery wheel demonstrations and we've added a weaving display and spinning wheel demonstrations," she said.

"We also have a lot more entries from local school children, and we'd like to build on that," Ms Parrington said.

"Now it's time to get the next generation involved."


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