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