ALL THE ACTION OF ANNUAL TEEBAR SHOW
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.