Putting on the big show

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 BIGGENDEN SHOW -

BIGGEN­DEN’s show pav­il­ion was its usual spec­tac­u­lar self show­cas­ing the dis­trict’s cre­ativ­ity.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Bill Wil­son said the an­nual 116th show last week­end was a mixed bag with some sec­tions down while oth­ers were up.

“The crowd was also down a lit­tle but I wouldn’t know by how much un­til gate tak­ings are fi­nalised,” he said

The Satur­day night en­ter­tain­ment was a hit with pa­trons es­pe­cially Matthew Barker and his band.

The Bundy Bear chain­saw sculp­tured by BJ Jen­try drew some spir­ited bid­ding from four keen buy­ers. Suc­cess­ful bid­der was the Grand Ho­tel pay­ing $2550.

Look­ing to­wards next year’s show MrWil­son who has been in­volved since 1973 said the com­mit­tee badly needed new blood.

“Biggen­den only had a show this year be­cause trea­surer Al­li­son Chelling­worth stepped in and also took on the sec­re­tary’s job,” he said.

“We need more young peo­ple in­volved – they are the fu­ture life of the show.”

Law­son Staib with his first prize pump­kin. Bella McAskill with her worm eat­ing the ap­ple that won her sec­ond prize. School­mates Boyd Hether­ing­ton and Koby Thode.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

SHOW TIME: Ty­rone O’Reilly kept his au­di­ence en­ter­tained dur­ing the two days of the Biggen­den Show.

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

ABOVE: At sideshow al­ley are Abby Gibbs, Sara Bust, Ge­or­gia Cor­field and Amy Rober­ton.

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

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