Easter show to be a bumper event
WITH a packed program, the Mt Perry Show Society is looking at a bumper show this Saturday.
President Arthur Dingle said it’s 13 years since the town had an Easter Show and it’s always been the best.
“The grounds look a picture,” Mr Dingle said.
“Three weeks ago things were looking a bit dismal, but the seven inches (of rainfall) has done a lot of good.
“It’s opened the pores in the ground and let the rain soak in,” he said.
At the age of 71, Mr Dingle has held the position of president for 20 years.
“But with a gap in between,” he said.
Arthur missed competing in the woodchopping at the Gayndah Show due to pinching his middle finger on a forklift.
“I just wasn’t quick enough to get it out the way,” he said.
“The finger was still a bit too tender, but I will be in action at the Mt Perry Show,” he said.
Mr Dingle said upgrades for the Mt Perry show have included the steel fencing for the yards to house the bullock for the weight guessing.
“Patrons can invest one dollar for the chance to win $100 if they guess the correct weight of the beast,” he said.
Mr Dingle said prize money has been increased in some areas all due to sponsorship.
“This is thanks to Equigold who donated $10,000 and Bendigo Bank,” he said.
A full program of events will be held throughout the day.
This includes cutting events, working dog trials, team penning, stud and prime cattle judging followed by young judges, wood chopping, hacks and showjumping, dog jumping and farmers challenge.
The pavilion will be a hive of activity from fine arts, photography, flowers, floral art, cooking, jams and preserves, farm produce, needlework and crafts will be on display.
For the first time the society will have fireworks while the night time entertainment includes The Sisters.
For further details contact Kerry on 4156 3200.
Miss Showgirl Georga Jones will be kept busy on the day presenting ribbons and trophies to the various winners.
She will be officially sashed at 9am on the day.