Show time thrills crowd

Central and North Burnett Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

CROWDS flocked to the Gayn­dah Show 100th an­niver­sary, de­spite swel­ter­ing con­di­tions.

Com­peti­tors sweated it out in the ring, com­pet­ing in the horse, stud cat­tle and wood­chop­ping events, while the crowd picked up through­out the day.

“For an April Satur­day, it was cer­tainly hot,” show so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Cam Polzin said. “The crowd was down dur­ing the day and they flocked in around 3 in the af­ter­noon.

“We also had a huge night time crowd.”

Mayor Don Waugh was im­pressed with the at­ten­dance at the show, es­pe­cially that people from around the North Bur­nett had trav­elled to Gayn­dah.

“It was good to see the crowd sup­port, par­tic­u­larly from the towns from around the re­gion,” Cr Waugh said.

“I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to at­tend the up­com­ing five shows and to sup­port other shows when they can.” Cr Waugh said the show pres­i­dent and so­ci­ety mem­bers had put in a lot of hard work, which paid off with a great show. “I was im­pressed with the crowd and im­pressed with the trade dis­plays on hand and the new bar area was ex­cep­tion­ally well-planned and catered well,” he said.

“I think hav­ing the deputy pre­mier to open the 100th show was a great move; the show­girl com­pe­ti­tion has been ex­cel­lent.

“The people who have won for their in­di­vid­ual towns show a great fu­ture for the area.”

PHO­TOS: KATHER­INE KOKKO­NEN

IT’S A SCREAM: Mackin­ley Poin­ton with Archer and Em­mett Bur­ton have a scream on the Scram­bler.

Adam Gwin and daugh­ter Tara, 5, win a blue iguana at sideshow al­ley.

Wood­chop­pers let fly at the Gayn­dah Show.

Han­nah Down­ing, Danielle Polzin and Car­rie Far­rell.

Hay­ley Ge­orge, 6, stays still while Kim Mooney paints her face.

Sue and Bri­enna Jame­son chill out be­fore head­ing into the ring.

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