Tee­bar rodeo will go ahead

Com­mit­tee works hard af­ter floods

Central and North Burnett Times - - TEEBAR RODEO - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

AF­TER the dev­as­tat­ing floods at the Tee­bar sports­ground near Brooweena, com­mit­tee mem­bers have worked hard to get this Satur­day’s an­nual show and rodeo up and run­ning.

Tee­bar Sports Club sec­re­tary Felic­ity Rock­e­mer said the dam­age done by flood­wa­ter had to be seen to be be­lieved, with the en­tire rodeo arena washed into the grand­stands and half of the cam­p­draft arena gone.

“The ini­tial clean-up was as­sisted with hard work by pris­on­ers from the cor­rec­tional cen­tre and vol­un­tary help from mem­bers of the Bap­tist church,“she said. “Their ef­forts helped en­cour­age com­mit­tee mem­bers to ‘bite the bul­let’ and forge ahead.

“Un­for­tu­nately the cam­p­draft arena could not be re­placed in time.”

A Max­i­mum Points NRA Rodeo will start at 10.30am and fea­ture all the usual events. Bring chairs to sit on as most of the grand­stands have been washed away.

Rock­e­mer said the money raised would go to­wards re­plac­ing de­stroyed in­fra­struc­ture.

A bar­be­cue and can­teen will op­er­ate, with the li­censed bar run out of a mar­quee.

The Ute Muster will be held in the cam­p­draft arena, with seven sec­tions: best street ute, best B&S ute, best chicks ute, best 4 x 4 ute, best work­ing ute, best feral ute

Felic­ity Rock­e­mer Their ef­forts helped en­cour­age com­mit­tee mem­bers...

and best clas­sic ute.

Nom­i­na­tions can be made on the day with judg­ing at 1pm and pre­sen­ta­tions at 3pm.

There will also be a pop­u­lar dis­play of vin­tage cars from the Mary­bor­ough and Dis­trict An­tique Car Club.

Shelly Kinbacher has put to­gether a hall dis­play along with com­pe­ti­tions for flo­ral ex­hibits and ar­range­ments, cook­ery com­pe­ti­tions for adults and chil­dren, fruit and veg­etable sec­tions, needle­work and craft.

The pho­tog­ra­phy open sec­tion theme is Floods, which will give vis­i­tors an in­sight into the huge amount of wa­ter that in­un­dated the dis­trict on Aus­tralia Day.

The nov­elty class will be worn out Wran­gler jeans with sec­tions for adults and chil­dren.

Chil­dren are asked to let their imag­i­na­tions loose and dec­o­rate a teapot.

For en­try in­quiries email kinbacher@ac­tiv8.net.au or phone 4129 9275. The Miss Show­girl will be judged on the day.

There will be non-stop ac­tion with Sean and Evonne Bar­rett, who worked on the film Aus­tralia, giv­ing a dis­play of their work­ing kelpie dogs.

Live mu­sic from 4–8pm.

PHOTO: ALIS­TAIR BRIGHTMAN

HEAD OVER HEELS: Matt Boland takes on Sui­ci­dal dur­ing the open bull ride event at a pre­vi­ous Tee­bar Coun­try Stam­pede.

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