The committee behind one of the region’s most successful village agricultural shows has said farewell to two of its longest serving members.
Tockwith and District Agricultural Society marked the service and commitment of Sam Blacker and Sarah Burckhardt at its annual Committee and Friends Dinner.
Over 100 guests attended the event at The Bridge Inn, Walshford, where Sam and Sarah were thanked for their contribution to the organisation of Tockwith Show and its fundraising events.
Sam Blacker stepped down as chairman in November after four years at the helm but will return in 2014 as the show’s president.
The incoming Chairman, Lisa Chasney, said:
Sam has been a supporter of the show all his life, in the early days as a competitor and more recently as a director having served two stints as chairman.
We owe him a huge debt of gratitude for the enthusiasm, energy and expertise he has brought to the show.
Sarah has been a stalwart of the fundraising committee and she will be greatly missed.
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Sarah has been a committee member and director for over a decade and was the driving force behind the development of the show’s successful Farmer’s Market.
Tockwith Show will hold its annual fundraising car boot sale on May 6. This year’s show will be on Sunday August 4th. For further information visit www.tockwithshow.org.uk