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Mullum showground caretakers praised

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The cloud still hangs over the Mullum Showground, re Ruth Grayson’s recent letter. Not only were Keith and Margaret wonderful caretakers, they were also lovely, friendly people who always had time for a quick chat to the regular walkers around the show ground.

The showground was always immaculate while they were there. Not now, as I watch the grass grow and the rubbish lay on the ground.

What will happen now to our showground? Who will clean the toilet block? Who will mow the grounds? The Showground Trust has made a terrible mistake in letting Keith and Margaret leave. They were the best caretakers we have ever seen. Shame on the Trust members.
Cheryl Tyler, Mullumbimby

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