Making Gayndah Show more accessible
THE Gayndah Show Society has aimed its focus at being more accessible and family friendly in the future starting with making children’s admission to the event free.
Show Society president Stuart Kirk said the idea came about while planning the 2017 show and looking at what changes could have positive impacts.
“We felt it would be good to have the show much more accessible to families mainly because of the Easter weekend,” Mr Kirk said.
“Parents will have spent enough money of the chocolate and Easter gifts, this way we can save them a little bit of money.”
Mr Kirk said the change of children’s admission prices would be a permanent one and not just for 2017.
“We look at ways to get more and more people into the show,” Mr Kirk said.
The Miss Showgirl 2017 competition has begun but will likely be more subdued for 2017 due to the show and Orange Festival being close together.
The Gayndah Show is on the Easter long weekend from April 15 while the Orange Festival will be the following weekend.
“I think we will probably just have one or two entrants into the Miss Showgirl to avoid clashing with the Orange Festival Queen which is pretty big out here,” Mr Kirk said.
The Miss Showgirl gala dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 6pm at the Gayndah Show Hall.
Entrants for Miss Showgirl have to be between 18 and 28 years of age while Junior Miss Show Girl entrants must be 10 to 13 and 14 to 17 years of age.
A new title and position has been added to the Gayndah Show and is being called the Rural Ambassador.
“The new thing we want to do is the Rural Ambassador which is in the same vein as Miss Showgirl, where someone from the community competes against other people to get the title of Queensland Rural Ambassador,” Mr Kirk said.
“It will be open to men and women aged 20 to 30 who have a commitment to the rural industries and are passionate about the agricultural show movement.
“It’s going to be a good way to highlight young people in regional and rural Queensland.”
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Parents will have spent enough money of the chocolate and Easter gifts, this way we can save them a little bit of money. — Stuart Kirk