New president takes reins

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A former competitor at Tockwith Show has taken up the reins as president for 2018.

Fiona Harris and her family have been involved in the show since the 1970s when she compete in the children’s and pony classes.

Having been part of the volunteering committee since the early 1990s, including nine years as treasurer, she will now serve as president and has announced that her chosen charity will be the British Heart Foundation in memory of her father.

Fiona said: “Tockwith Show has always been very much part of our family life and I’m delighted to be this year’s president.

“A huge amount of hard work goes into organising the show and our fundraising. I’m very much looking forward to working together and planning next year’s special event.”

Outgoing president Richard Search added: “It’s been such an honour and great pleasure to be show president.”

He added: “Our focus on rural life and local produce always appeals to our visitors and everyone I speak to on show day has such a fondness for the event. The annual inter-pub tug-o-war and the traditional dog scurry continue to be star ringside attractions.

“Fiona has lots of experience having served as treasurer for the last nine years and I am delighted to be handing over the ceremonial ‘crook’ to someone who is so committed to the Tockwith Show.”