Biggenden is ready for show

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE BIGGENDEN SHOW - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

BIGGENDEN is set for a bumper show to show­case the area to the rest of the re­gion.

The Biggenden Show So­ci­ety has been busy dur­ing re­cent week­ends up­grad­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Pres­i­dent Dar­ren Geissler said it has been over­whelm­ing and ap­pre­ci­ated the num­ber of vol­un­teers who gave as­sis­tance.“We have up­graded the dog ring and thisweek the power and wa­ter to the burn-out pad for the ex­pected trade dis­plays,” he said.

But the big­gest re­vamp has been to the grand­stands with the main one be­ing to­tally re­stored with new ad­ver­tis­ing signs in mem­ory of Mark El­liott.

“At the same time we have also re­painted the grand­stand at the cat­tle shed­which is ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of Eric Car­less and Aaron Aberdein,” Mr Geissler said.

The show will get un­der­way early Satur­day morn­ing with the cam­p­draft.

Ex­hibits in the prime cat­tle may be in­creased due to Mary­bor­ough scrap­ping it for their an­nual show. Judg­ing will start at the Biggenden sa­le­yards at 9am fol­lowed by the pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies and the pop­u­lar ju­nior prime cat­tle judg­ing.

Mr Geissler said he ap­pre­ci­ated the sup­port of Lance and Stephanie Whitaker of Bur­nett Live­stock & Realty for the use of their yards and con­tin­ued sup­port of the so­ci­ety.

“The re­sponse from the busi­ness com­mu­nity for our show has been over­whelm­ing,” he said.

Judges will have an early start in the pav­il­ion so the doors open to the pub­lic at 9am.

Ex­hibitors are re­minded en­try formsmust be in the sec­re­tary’s of­fice by noon Fri­day and all ex­hibits on the ta­bles by 5pm.

But for pho­tog­ra­phy and arts and crafts and po­etry there is an ear­lier dead­line of noon nex­tWed­nes­day.

Check your show sched­ule to en­sure your en­tries are in on time.

The pav­il­ion will no doubt show­case the tal­ents from across the com­mu­nity and live up to its rep­u­ta­tion as the best in the re­gion.

In the hall there is sure to be a colour­ful dis­play with added classes in­clud­ing a sin­gle stem flower made from any re­cy­cled ma­te­rial and a dec­o­rated rub­ber thong, a chal­lenge for young and old.

The ShowSo­ci­ety this year have had added in­ter­est for dis­plays and trade ex­hibits for in­side and out­side the hall.

Miss Show­girl Krys­talWil­son along with run­ner-up Sally Wheeler, Miss Per­son­al­ity Amanda Bar­gen­quast and Ru­ral Ambassador Sheree Bed­dows will be busy dur­ing the two days pre­sent­ing tro­phies and rib­bons and sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets.

Ste­wards Al­lan and Merry Anne Bren­nan are hop­ing for a full house in the poul­try shed but are also look­ing any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing the ropes.

Pony Club events will start as soon as the cam­p­draft fin­ishes and then the stock­man’s chal­lenge will start.

Ty­rone O’Reilly, the cir­cus and fire per­former will be per­form­ing dur­ing Satur­day while Old McDon­ald’s farm will be in at­ten­dance both days. There will be nov­elty events in­clud­ing sack races and three-legged-races for the chil­dren in front of the show hall. This will be fol­lowed by the Lofty Wendt Tug-o-War Chal­lenge with $1000 in prize­money up for grabs for adult and chil­dren’s teams.

The Beaut Ute com­pe­ti­tion will be judged over three sec­tions in two classes. The win­ner is el­i­gi­ble to com­pete in the sub-cham­ber judg­ing at Mun­dub­bera in July.

The ever-pop­u­lar fire­works, again spon­sored by First National Real Es­tate in Childers, will light up the night skies so don’t for­get to tie up your dogs.

Treat rock­ing cover band Golden Child will en­ter­tain late into the night.

On Sun­day or­gan­is­ers are ex­pect­ing a large turnout of horses for a full pro­gram in the main ring and heavy horse arena.

Areal crowd pleaser on the Sun­day will be the wood­chop­ping, dog show with around 300 ex­hibits and the stud cat­tle judg­ing.

The grand fi­nal will be at 1.30pm.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

RE­MEM­BER­ING MARK: David Geissler, Si­mon Treloar, Dar­ren Geissler and son Tim put fin­ish­ing touches on the ren­o­vated grand­stand.

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