Small town, big show

Mt Perry puts on an event to re­mem­ber as 1400 peo­ple at­tend

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

SHOW TIME: Court­ney Flem­ing pre­pares for a stud cat­tle class at the 2015 Mt Perry Show.

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