Hundreds roll up for showtime
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.
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.