Golden times ahead with events near­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE third week­end inNovem­ber will be an­other big one for Eidsvold as the town marks the 125th an­niver­sary of the gazettal of the gold­fields.

The Gold­field Princess Com­pe­ti­tion will be­gin with a wine and cheese evening at the RM Wil­liams Cen­tre on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, where the girls will min­gle with the judges in a so­cial at­mos­phere be­fore mov­ing into the learn­ing room for in­di­vid­ual in­ter­views.

Din­ner will be avail­able at the bowls club after­wards.

The young ladies will be the cen­tre­piece of the parade on Satur­day morn­ing as they move across to the show­ground.

They will be briefly in­ter­viewed on stage dur­ing the af­ter­noon, prior to the judges ar­riv­ing at their de­ci­sion.

“We are look­ing for young women, mar­ried or sin­gle, in the 16-to-30-years age group, who are in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing their lo­cal community, de­vel­op­ing some con­fi­dence and hav­ing some fun,” Eidsvold and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Jan Moss­man said.

“Just so that the men won’t be left out, we are also run­ning a Mr Miner com­pe­ti­tion.

“They get off lightly com­pared with the ladies and will sim­ply be judged on the most authen­tic pe­riod cos­tume.”

The Essay and Po­etry com­pe­ti­tion closes on Novem­ber 5, and en­tries can be sub­mit­ted to PO Box 28, Eidsvold, dropped into Eidsvold Newsagency, or can be emailed to info@rmwilliams­cen­tre.com.au.

The en­tries will be read to pa­tients at the lo­cal hospi­tal to en­sure the in­clu­sion of Eidsvold’s el­derly res­i­dents in the event.

Po­ems and es­says will be judged by RM Wil­liams’ daugh­ter, Diane Beer.

Those wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the street parade can nom­i­nate by call­ing 4165 1337 or 4165 0895 by Novem­ber 10.

En­trants in the street parade will gather at the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety precinct at 10am on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, and will be­gin to move across to the show­ground at 11am.

It is expected the pro­ces­sion will in­volve vin­tage cars, hot rods, a bul­lock team, a march­ing band, bi­cy­cles, scoot­ers and floats, with prizes awarded for the float most ap­pro­pri­ate to the theme, most hu­mor­ous float, best-dec­o­rated bike and scooter and even best-dressed pet.

At the show­ground, there will be en­ter­tain­ment for all age groups, with ice­creams, a jump­ing cas­tle and mini train rides for the kids and the mu­si­cians’ muster to com­mence af­ter the judg­ing of the Gold­field Princess.

Lunch and din­ner will be avail­able and a li­censed bar will be in op­er­a­tion.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

IM­PRES­SIVE LIONS FLOAT: In 1987 the Eidsvold Lions Club put a great deal of ef­fort into this gold miner’s float, com­plete with min­ing equip­ment, wash­ing line and hut.

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