Hun­dreds roll up for show­time

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO SHOW -

AT­TEN­DANCE was up for the 83rd Monto and Dis­trict Show with hun­dreds flock­ing to the show­grounds on the week­end.

The Monto ShowSo­ci­ety wanted to bring some­thing for ev­ery­one – and no one was dis­ap­pointed.

Sec­re­tary Beryl Avis said the com­mit­tee was ex­tremely happy with the week­end.

“At­ten­dance was well and truly up on last year and it was par­tic­u­larly pleas­ing to see lots of chil­dren en­ter­ing as they are the fu­ture of the show,” Mrs Avis said.

“The Sun­day crowd was up on last year and the Satur­day crowd was good as ev­ery­one looks for­ward to the show.

“The pho­tog­ra­phy sec­tion­was very good. There was even one en­try from Syd­ney. It's ter­rific that some­one from Syd­ney would en­ter some­thing in a small coun­try town show.

“Go­ing to the show is all about find­ing en­joy­ment for the whole dis­trict, aswell as a place for net­work­ing.”

One of the more dis­tinct sec­tions was the 44 goats pa­raded for that com­pe­ti­tion.

Judge and breeder Joan Hol­loway trav­elled from Yan­d­ina and was im­pressed with both the show and the suit­abil­ity of the area for goats.

“Monto has been an ex­cel­lent show and there has been good qual­ity in each class,” Ms Hol­loway said.

“This dis­trict is absolutely good for goats. They love this cli­mate rather than coastal con­di­tions.

“Any­thing that can be made from cow’s milk can also be made from goat’s milk.”

One of the high­lights of the show was the weight guesser in the Prime Cat­tle sec­tion.

The win­ners were Ernie Bowles, Jenny Keit­ley and Shan­non McEl­roy with the cor­rect weight be­ing 343kg. The beast was do­nated by T.M and E.R Goody.

The mark of a suc­cess­ful showis a smile on ev­ery­one’s face and pride in the best of what the dis­trict can pro­duce. And the Monto show dis­played just that. Ty­ronne O'Reilly (back) with Jes­par and Balun De­laney-O'Reilly.

CHAM­PION CHOP: Miss Show­Girl Donna Baker and A-grade­wood chop­ping cham­pi­ons BryanWag­ner 1st, Dar­ren Marks 2nd, Brodie Din­gle 3rd, at the Monto Show.

ABOVE: Chain­saw ac­tion.

LEFT: Mon­ster Trucks were a high­light of the Monto Show.

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LEFT: Cham­pion Prime Beast win­ner Gor­don Brian and Miss Show Girl Donna Baker.

Ge­orge and Catrina Brown trav­elled in style.

Ru­ral ambassador Hana Pen­ney, Mayor Don Waugh and Miss Show Girl Donna baker.

Claire Goody with her win­ning rooster Frizzle.

Coun­cil­lor Paul Fran­cis and deputy pre­mier Jeff Seeney.

Lu­cas and Ai­den El­liott.

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