A CITY dentists is roaring its support for a community show taking place this weekend.
Olivers Dental Studio, in East Herrington, has provided a trophy for the art competition at the Herrington Village Show, at which they are sponsoring the children’s category.
The company’s mascot Ollie the Lion will also entertain visiting youngsters and promote the importance of healthy teeth and gums.
Vegetable and sunflower growing contests, photography and art competitions and craft fun will all be held at the annual event.
TV agony aunt and proud Wearsider Denise Robertson is lined up to present awards as part of the day.
Chairman of the show and former mayor of Sunderland Les Scott said he hopes to welcome a “bumper crowd” at the show this weekend.
He said: “We’re hoping that the weather is kind to us because certainly the few days before a show like this the growers need good weather.
“But I am sure it will be OK on the day.”
Dating back to the 19th century, the show’s popularity was on the wane during the 1980s before it was revived in the millennium.
Mr Scott said that it was only because of businesses supporting the show that it had been able to grow in recent years.
“Local businesses are very important to the show and it’s great that they’re involved.
“It’s really the way forward to supporting us because shows like this are disintegrating without their help.
“It’s hard to get people to give up a few hours to help out with organising the show, but we have managed it.”
Organisations involved this weekend include the Herrington Women’s Institute, the Townswomen’s Guild and the Herrington Flower Club.
The show takes place in the Scout Hut, Crow Lane, in Middle Herrington, on Saturday.
Cream teas will be served at the show, which will be opened to the public at 2pm.
Prizes are set to be handed out at about 3.30pm.
Those wanting to enter something for the show must present it by 11am and it is advised that entrants request a copy of the show schedule in advance.
Phone 528 0580 for more information.