Monday, February 18, 2019

Potato peeling picture special

Derwent Valley councillor Paul Belcher, left, Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell, Bushy
Park policeman Peter Gibson and Derwent MLC Craig Farrell in the first heat of
the Pollie Potato Peeling contest at Saturday's Bushy Park Show.

Cr Belcher, left, and Mr Mitchell, peeling their potatoes in the first heat.

 Senior Constable Gibson and Mr Farrell in the first heat of the Pollie Peel Off.


Senior Constable Gibson wins the first heat.

State Opposition Leader Rebecca White, left, and her daughter Mia, Derwent
Valley deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove, Labor Lyons MHA Jenna Butler, and
Bushy Park Show Society president Neville Fenton at the start of the second
heat of the Great Pollie Peel Off.

Ms White, left, watched by her daughter Mia, and Cr Cosgrove in the second heat.

Ms Butler, left, and Mr Fenton at work in the second heat.


Mr Fenton finished first in a dead-heat
with Ms White.

Ms White after finishing equal-first with
Mr Fenton.

Ms White was declared the winner of Heat 2
with her cleaner potatoes.

Waiting for the start of the Pollie Peel Off final, Ms White took a fancy to
Mr Mitchell's potato.

Ms White makes her move and switches potatoes with Mr Mitchell.


Mr Mitchell reacts after realising what Ms White had done.

Mr Mitchell, left, won the potato peeling final, ahead of Constable Gibson
in second place. The final was contested with one potato rather than three.

Ms Butler reacts after winning the final contest, for the longest peel.


Confirmation that Ms Butler had the longest unbroken potato peel.

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