Nick Seager is Mount Pleasant's veteran volunteer

HELPING HAND: Nick Seager has grown to be a "part of the furniture" at the Mount Pleasant Show.
HELPING HAND: Nick Seager has grown to be a "part of the furniture" at the Mount Pleasant Show.

Mount Pleasant’s Nick Seager has been volunteering for more than 30 years, and the Mount Pleasant Show has been one of the major beneficiaries.

Mr Seager got involved with the show through family, and spent a large portion of his childhood at the grounds.

“Dad was involved when I was a kid, I just followed the lead,” he said.

“When they moved to these grounds in the late 1970s, he spent a lot of time here.

“I remember building the sheep shed and moving the poultry shed from the old ground.

“As a kid I spent a lot of time here, and we used to show sheep once upon a time.

“I remember going to the old showgrounds as a kid, the old show hall was quite unique.”

Following more than a decade of involvement with the show, Mr Seager was asked to join its committee.

“It was in my blood pretty early, and in about 1990 the president tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to join the committee,” he said.

Mr Seager left the show’s committee in 2015 due to work commitments, after he had served 10 years as president and vice president.

“But I still help in the same way as I did,” he said.

“As Neil (Kroehn, the show’s current president) knows, I’m only a phone call away.”

Mr Seager’s work includes setting up the Mount Pleasant Show, which he said was rewarding to then see the results of on show day.

“Early in the week, myself and Neil set it all up, and then we put it all away,” he said.

“I love it, I’ve grown up with it, it’s really nice to be here on the Saturday and see the crowd here.

“Now my kids are getting older, they’ve started to show things.”

Despite no longer being on the committee, Mr Seager said the show would always have a place in his heart.

“The show means a lot, it’s the biggest thing that happens here at Mount Pleasant, it’s one of the biggest shows in the state,” he said.

“It means a lot to me personally to help build the show to what it is today.”

He said volunteering was just “something you do” when you were part of a country town.

“It’s part of being in a country town, Dad was pretty similar,” he said

“I’ve been fortunate to be able to be in a position to do it too.”

In addition to his commitment to the show, Mr Seager spent 20 years volunteering with the Country Fire Service, and is currently serving as president of the Mount Pleasant Tennis Club and the Torrens Valley Tennis Association.

He has been president of the club for 10 years, and the association for a total of four.