Out­stand­ing show

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

BIGGENDEN’S 114th an­nual show ticked all the boxes with per­fect weather along with gate, bar and can­teen tak­ings up.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Dar­ren Geissler said Satur­day was a huge day.

“It­was great to see the town and wider com­mu­nity get­ting be­hind us,” he said.

“It is worth all the hard work just to see this.”

This year the so­ci­ety in­tro­duced wrist bands but ran out by lunchtime on the first day.

“Our pav­il­ion lived up to all ex­pec­ta­tions with 1300 en­tries al­though the weather con­di­tions did af­fect the fruit and veg­etable classes,” he said.

Mr Geissler said it was great to see more kids get­ting in­volved in the show with their stud cat­tle, cam­p­draft, poul­try and all the pav­il­ion classes.

“If we can foster this, we have a bright fu­ture.”

A fea­ture of the show was the Mark El­liott Me­mo­rial stock­man’s chal­lenge, a trib­ute to the 21-year-old killed at a Gin Gin cam­p­draft last Septem­ber.

Pho­tos: Erica Mur­ree

BEAU­TI­FUL BLOOMS: Anne Kenny and Jeanette Slaugh­ter of Gayn­dah with stew­ard Mia Forster judg­ing the most out­stand­ing orchid at the Biggenden Show.

Biggenden Miss Show­girl Krys­tal Wil­son, Ru­ral Ambassador Sheree Bed­dows and Miss Per­son­al­ity Amanda Bar­gen­quast had a great time at the week­end show. Sadly run­ner-up Sally Wheeler was un­able to at­tend due to ill­ness.

Ron Cross com­peted in the heavy horses at the Biggenden Show and dur­ing the grand pa­rade gave the Geissler broth­ers David and Ti­mothy a ride around the show arena.

Mr and Mrs Twit, the art­work of Gemma Sut­cliffe, Court­ney Schultz and Nar­dia Fer­ris.

Ben Cooper is given a hand as he walks the tightrope.

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