Easter show to be a bumper event

Central and North Burnett Times - - MT PERRY SHOW - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

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