Bendigo show time’s a family affair

THE Leat household has been busy in the lead-up to next weekend’s Bendigo Agricultural Show.

Mother Jenny Leat has 15 entries in this year’s show and her 11-year-old daughter Sofia has entered 45 different sections.

Sofia is competing in all sorts of art, photography, horticultural and cooking divisions, while Jenny is focusing mainly on scrapbooking.

They are also busy completing their entry for the new scarecrow competition.

The pair used PVC pipes, straw and clothes from an op shop to complete their creation.

“I had to Google it but it’s really easy,” Jenny said. 

“I just thought it was something fun Sofia and I could do, and she’s excited about it.”

Jenny and Sofia have entered the show for six years, with much success. Sofia has won three best in show rosettes, one for a painting of a tulip she drew after a visit to Rosalind Park.

“She likes getting the certificate and getting the prizes,” Jenny said.

“It’s only $2, but when you’re 10 that’s a huge amount.” 

Jenny said they were busy refining their entries before the annual show. “We work on it during the year but in the last couple of weeks it’s a mad rush.”

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