From Mick Bell on his year as President.
Most of you know I was not in good health for my year as President, but I feel that by having the honour of being President it helped me get through some rather bad times.
I was really pleased with the fund raising night at the Spotted Ox went and I must thank Ian and Sheila from the Spotted Ox for the help they gave and also the donation towards the night. A collection on show day in the Presidents tent by Mrs Howard raised £230.00. With the proceeds of the show auction and the church service collection on show day the total raised in the year was £1800.00 to be split between the Hope Horse and Donkey Sanctuary and Tockwith Church. I also have been able to donate 20 bales of hay to Hope Pastures as well.
The day itself was a very good day and there was a great atmosphere around the show ground and like my predecessor I do not know where the time went. I am grateful for the help my wife and daughter gave me by doing some of the judging. I do believe the format of the show is just right at the moment and I was asked if I had any thoughts about the future shows. All I would say is, “stay as you are” , a proper country village show!
I thank you for allowing me to be your President for the 2013 show and I do wish my successor Sam Blacker all the best but really deep down I wish it was a little like being President of the USA and it was a four year office!
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