Roll up for show­time

70th an­nual event

Central and North Burnett Times - - EIDSVOLD SHOW -

SUN­DAY’S 70th An­nual Eidsvold Show is shap­ing up to be a mem­o­rable one, thanks in part to the spon­sor­ship pro­vided by Mun­dub­bera Com­mu­nity Bank for the en­ter­tain­ment, and Miss Show­girl and Ru­ral Ambassador com­pe­ti­tions.

Al­though now a one day show, cam­p­draft­ing will take place on the day prior.

Cat­tle, horse, ring events, wood chop­ping events, pav­il­ion and all en­ter­tain­ment will be on Sun­day.

Pa­tron Trevor Croner and sec­re­taries Dot Hamil­ton and Lucy Con­nolly are happy with the one-day for­mat and are look­ing for­ward to an­other suc­cess­ful show.

“The grounds are look­ing great and all the live­stock are in top con­di­tion,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

Both the show so­ci­ety and the Eidsvold com­mu­nity in gen­eral have ben­e­fited from QGC Sus­tain­able Com­mu­nity Grants to re­place the old, un­safe sta­bles with new steel ones.

Eidsvold Show So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent Stu­art Hamil­ton urged mem­bers to be pa­tient if mem­ber­ship tick­ets haven't ar­rived.

"The so­ci­ety lost a great deal of our records in the flood," Mr Hamil­ton said.

"If there's a prob­lem with tick­ets not ar­riv­ing, please give Lucy Con­nolly, Peter An­der­son or my­self a call and we'll sort it out for you.”

Show jumping will com­mence early on Sun­day morn­ing with con­tes­tants walk­ing the course at 7.15am.

Events through­out the day in­clude led, rid­den, pony club and nov­elty horse events, prime and stud cat­tle judg- ing, ju­nior judg­ing and parad­ing, young judges prime cat­tle, wood chop­ping, a Ute com­pe­ti­tion and a ringers’ bush chal­lenge.

En­ter­tain­ment will keep pa­trons in­ter­ested through­out the day and some will con­tinue into the night.

At 11.30am Eidsvold's Miss Show­girl and Ru­ral Ambassador will be pre­sented to show-go­ers.

This year’s en­ter­tain­ment line-up in­cludes side show al­ley, fire­works, live mu­sic by Coun­try Rock band Muddy Flats and a Ringers' Bush Chal­lenge.

Those wish­ing to camp overnight can se­cure a site by phon­ing Dot Hamil­ton on 4165 1397.

The pav­il­ion is al­ways pop­u­lar, es­pe­cially the arts and crafts, cook­ery, needle­work, school work, pho­tog­ra­phy, scrap­book­ing, po­etry, farm pro­duce and hor­ti­cul­ture sec­tions.

On Mon­day, dog events will com­mence at 9am.

En­try forms are avail­able in the show sched­ule from the show sec­re­tary, and from Eidsvold Newsagency.

The Eidsvold Show Pro­gram is avail­able on­line from the events page at www.north­bur­nett.qld.gov.au and at Eidsvold Newsagency.

Eidsvold Show pres­i­dent Stu­art Hamil­ton in­vited ev­ery­one to come and en­joy coun­try hos­pi­tal­ity and en­ter­tain­ment in Eidsvold on Sun­day, May 5.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

LIT­TLE SHOW­GIRLS: Th­ese cuties en­joyed a day out at the Eidsvold show last year. (Back from left) Danika and Ad­di­son Smith, Kate Lin­den­mayer, Lily Hast­ings and Ella Fort, and (Front from left) Kira Fort, Meghan Lin­den­mayer and Alissa Fort.

PER­FECT FOR PAINT­ING: Tamia Kyle stayed per­fectly still while Jesse Allen painted her face at last year's Eidsvold show.

JU­NIOR HAN­DLERS: Tay­lor Jenk­in­son (right) won the over 15 sec­tion of the ju­nior han­dlers at the 2012 Eidsvold show and Kar­lea Hind­marsh placed sec­ond; pic­tured with Miss Show­girl Alexis Hind­marsh.

DODGEM THRILLS: What show would be com­plete with­out the Dodgems?

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