Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE pre­dicted pic­ture-per­fect day had Teebar Show, cam­p­draft and rodeo of­fi­cials sport­ing happy smiles.

More than 2000 con­verged onto the grounds to watch the ac­tion in the rodeo and cam­p­draft are­nas, where there were many nom­i­na­tions.

There was also an ar­ray of stalls and dis­plays for pa­trons to browse and rides and slides for the chil­dren.

Pres­i­dent Mal­colm Beres­ford said the day was also about peo­ple so­cial­is­ing

“Ev­ery­where you looked peo­ple, young and old, were sit­ting and talk­ing,” he said.

“It was a chance to catch up and have a chat.”

Mr Beres­ford said new sec­re­tary Sharon Bar­rett did a bril­liant job af­ter only seven to eight weeks in the po­si­tion.

“Af­ter not hav­ing a full ex­ec­u­tive in March we held a pub­lic meet­ing in April plead­ing for help,” he said.

“With a turnout of 38, many put up their hands to as­sist.

“By split­ting up the jobs it’s not such a huge task for just one per­son.

“It has been good to get new blood into the com­mit­tee.

“This is one way of get­ting new ideas.”

On the day, Teebar’s Miss Show­girl Kyrah Dray­ton and Ru­ral Am­bas­sador Ewan Rock­e­mer were sashed and pre­sented with their prizes.

Mr Beres­ford wished them both all the best for the up­com­ing Bur­nett Sub-Cham­ber judg­ing at Eidsvold.

He said one of the big­gest high­lights was Adam Rock­e­mer winning the mi­nor, novice and open drafts.

“I doubt this has ever hap­pened any­where,” he said.

“Our thanks must go to the gen­eros­ity of the gra­ziers for sup­ply­ing the cattle.”

He also com­pli­mented the Biggen­den P&C As­so­ci­a­tion vol­un­teers who op­er­ated the can­teen in two-hourly shifts.

“They did a bril­liant job,” he said.

Ali Sacipovic set up in front of the bar and en­ter­tained the crowd well into the night.

He was so pop­u­lar the com­mit­tee has al­ready booked him for next year.

In the pavil­ion there was an ar­ray of stalls sur­round­ing the ta­bles filled with a record 419 en­tries.

Betty Gibbs took out the cham­pion best flow­er­ing pot plant as well as cham­pion flower. Heather Mckel­lar en­tered the cham­pion needle­work ex­hibit.

There were five en­tries vy­ing for the $50 prize­money in the dark rich fruit cake. This was won by Teresa Buch­bach of Dal­larnil.

Biggen­den Hos­pi­tal res­i­dents won the cham­pion fruit and veg­etable with their egg­plant.

Now in its third year, the tomato rel­ish per­pet­ual tro­phy was won by Mavis and Sharon Beres­ford from last year’s win­ner Shona Rock­e­mer. Kate McAskill ex­hib­ited the cham­pion pho­to­graph with her sun­set or sun­rise en­try while daugh­ter Is­abella won the chil­dren’s class.

Mr Beres­ford said plans were on the draw­ing board to in­clude an up­grade of the cater­ing fa­cil­i­ties, wa­ter fa­cil­i­ties for live­stock and out­side cov­ered ar­eas.


TEEBAR SHOW: Pres­i­dent Mal­colm Beres­ford with Ru­ral Am­bas­sador Ewan Rock­e­mer, Miss Show­girl 2016 Kyrah Dray­ton and Miss Show­girl co-or­di­na­tor Gemma Innes.

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