Mak­ing Gayn­dah Show more ac­ces­si­ble

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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

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