Show set for an­other bumper year

Central and North Burnett Times - - MOUNT PERRY SHOW - Shirley Way

MOUNT Perry Show or­gan­is­ers are pre­par­ing for an­other bumper year, af­ter 2014 brought more than 1600 vis­i­tors and more than 1300 pav­il­ion en­tries to the show.

Show so­ci­ety sec­re­tary Kerry Bet­tiens said the show con­tin­ued to grow each year.

“This year’s draw­card is the An­zac theme – it’s a one-off cel­e­bra­tion for the cen­te­nary (and) it should at­tract a good crowd,” Ms Bet­tiens said.

“I’m all ex­cited and there is more an­tic­i­pa­tion to­wards the show events.”

Ms Bet­tiens said up­grades to the show­grounds in­cluded im­prove­ments in the cat­tle area, ex­tra seat­ing around the ring area and pav­il­ion, and a new dis­play cabi­net for the pav­il­ion.

The pav­il­ion will be full of en­tries, rang­ing from fine art, flow­ers and flo­ral art, cooking, jams and pre­serves, farm pro­duce, needle­work and crafts.

“A lot of show so­ci­eties do their judg­ing the day be­fore, but we’re still ac­cept­ing en­tries un­til 8.45am show day,” Ms Bet­tiens said.

“It’s re­ally good for peo­ple vis­it­ing the area as they can drop them off be­fore the show and pick them up at the end of the day.”

Regular en­trant Mar­garet Mol­len­hagen was plan­ning to en­ter cooking, jams and pro­duce for about her 30th con­sec­u­tive year.

“I’ve got to talk to my two grand­sons (aged 10 and 8) to en­ter,” Mrs Mol­len­hagen said.

“There’s a lot of fin­ger lick­ing – and we’ve got to stop that first.”

Day events will in­clude cut­ting events, team pen­ning, work­ing dog tri­als, stud and prime cat­tle judg­ing, fol­lowed by young judges, hacks and show jump­ing.

Mt Perry’s spe­cial­ity – wood­chop­ping – will have a day and night pro­gram.

The night’s en­ter­tain­ment has some­thing for all the fam­ily, with the dance mu­sic of Sly Ru, the freestyle mo­tor­bike dis­play by El­jay and fire­works to light up the night sky.

For more de­tails, phone Kerry on 4156 3200.

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