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The first day of the annual Agricultural Exhibition is one of the most popular days to attend for Bermuda's youngest residents and senior citizens.

Several large groups of toddlers and preschoolers were out for a day of entertainment and to see the exhibits. They were joined by large groups of Bermuda's elders including a group of seniors in Continued Care at King Edward VII Memorial escorted by Capri Smith.

“We have our seniors out here today and it's wonderful because it's a beautiful day, that's the most beautiful part about it because we haven't had a good day for a while,” said Ms Smith.

“We're walking around looking at all the sights, we just came from seeing the animals and we're on our way up to the field to watch the dance show. We bring our seniors out to the exhibition every year.

“I think the exhibits are wonderful, and I think that people participating with all the plants and the exhibits, it's beautiful, especially the entries submitted by all the schoolchildren. For our residents that's the best and we make sure we meet all their needs in terms of activities,” she said.

She was joined by Ralph Burrows another Continued Care patient left paralysed when he became a gunshot victim two-and-a-half years ago.

“I came last year and Capri made sure to bring me this year so I'm enjoying myself,” he said. “I've had my fresh fish already so I'm good so far for the day and seeing the entries submitted by the children is always nice.

“Even when I was in school they made sure the children participated so it's nice to see them still interacting and it's always good to see. I want to go see the kites and the cakes, that's what I like to do.”

The group was joined by George Rock who is well known in Bermuda's sports community.

“My big thing is cricket but it's good to see people get together and the people seem happy and that's important and the displays are lovely,” he said.

The event got off to a brisk start yesterday with hundreds, if not thousands of spectators on the grounds throughout the day.

This year there are more than 3,000 participants in the Ag Show which will showcase all local entertainment.

Some of the acts that will be featured in the main ring include equestrian events, United Dance Productions, In Motion Dance School, the National Gymnastics Training Team, Tug-of-War, the Sandys Showtime United Drumline and the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Choir among others.

The Jump2B Fit skippers will perform tomorrow morning from 10am, featuring world-renowned jumpers Nick Woodward, LJ LaVecchia and Shaun Hamilton, all from the US. The Jump 2B Fit recreational workshops introduce children to a structured jump rope programme that teaches nutrition, fitness and health.

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Decorated eggs at the Agricultural Exhibition (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published April 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 19, 2013 at 12:54 am)

Ag Show as popular as ever

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