PREPARATIONS for this year’s Halifax Agricultural Show are gathering pace.
With new chairman Malcolm Green at the helm, the reorganised committee has welcomed new sponsors West Riding Motor Group on board in a big boost to the event’s coffers.
Mr Green said: “It’s always a challenge to organise and fund events like this, so having help on this scale is a real boost and helps us put on an even better show.”
A spokesman for the Toyota dealer said: “We always look for ways of putting back into the community that we are a part of and believe we have a responsibility to support local events.”
The show, in its 65th year, is now firmly back on its feet after it was on the brink of collapse last year due to a lack of committee members.
Mr Green said: “We’ve got a brilliant committee together now and everyone is just getting along and working wonderfully.”
The show, on Savile Park Moor on Saturday August 13, promises to be a fun-filled and family-friendly day out with all the usual classes and attractions and more.
New additions include a display by the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team and entertainment from a New Orleans-style jazz band and the City of Bradford Pipe Band.
There will also be a show programme this year, with free prize draws for visitors to enter, and the committee has chosen to support Overgate Hospice and the British Heart Foundation on the day by giving them a free stall each.
The committee has also been working on the show’s website, where tickets can now be bought online for the first time at www.halifaxshow.co.uk