Small town, big show
Mt Perry puts on an event to remember as 1400 people attend
BIG expectations were set and met for this year’s Mt Perry Show as about 1400 people poured through the gate on Saturday.
Show patron Mark Boon, of Evolution Mines, said the special occasion showcased the town.
“It’s a great honour to be chosen by the local community to be patron as I’ve been in the town for three years,” Mr Boon said.
“The show has such a bearing in the town and needs to be a great success.”
The show saw huge numbers of entries across the board, 77 working dogs, 110 prime cattle, 18 woodchoppers and 32 team penning entries as examples.
The Anzac theme to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing proved popular, with visitors enjoying the 976 poppies used to decorate the show pavilion.
And the pavilion dazzled in its own right, with not quite 1500 entries of produce, flowers and floral art, photography and culinary masterpieces on display.
Flower and pot plant judges Dot Ford and Jocelyn Robertson were full of praise.
“I’ve never seen such a beautiful collection of roses and the white orchid, champion bloom of show, was outstanding,” Mrs Ford said.
Cooking judge Shirley Baldwin said she had appreciated the sneak peek as she ran the cooking section of the Bundaberg Show.
“(The cakes) were very good, with some excellent entries,” Mrs Baldwin said.
“I will also be judging the Maryborough and Gin Gin shows.”
With visitors vowing to come back for more next year, one thing’s sure – the committee has proved big expectations can be filled.
For more on the Mt Perry Show turn to pages 44-45.
SHOW TIME: Courtney Fleming prepares for a stud cattle class at the 2015 Mt Perry Show.