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Central and North Burnett Times - - BIGGENDEN SHOW -

BIGGEN­DEN Show So­ci­ety is look­ing for­ward to an out­stand­ing two-day show on May 20-21.

Pres­i­dent Adam Shailer said once again the weather has not been kind to the dis­trict.

“We have gone from drought con­di­tions to fix­ing flood fences,” he said.

“It would be nice to get a happy medium for once but we can’t con­trol the weather.

“Un­for­tu­nately due to these un­sea­sonal con­di­tions there will not be any prime cat­tle sec­tion or cam­p­draft this show.”

He has urged the com­mu­nity to sup­port the lo­cal show which show­cases our dis­trict.

“Let’s see if we can beat last year’s en­tries in the pav­il­ion where there was in ex­cess of 1400 en­tries.”

“My thanks to busi­nesses, in­di­vid­u­als and spon­sors for their con­tin­ued do­na­tions in these tough eco­nomic con­di­tions,” he said.

“With­out our hard work­ing and com­mit­tee vol­un­teers and stew­ards, there wouldn’t be a show.

“I would like to wel­come our new sec­re­tary Colleen Brown on board.

“She is do­ing a tremen­dous job.”

Look­ing ahead to his sec­ond show Mr Shailer said he was en­joy­ing his time as pres­i­dent.

The so­ci­ety has un­der­taken a num­ber of main­te­nance jobs in­clud­ing the com­ple­tion of the arena fence funded through a Queens­land Govern­ment Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

A new load ramp has also been con­structed near the stud cat­tle sec­tion.

The show gets un­der way Satur­day, May 20 with the Mark El­liott Me­mo­rial stock­man’s chal­lenge in the main ring. This year it is be­ing or­gan­ised by Cate Strathdee and Wendy Lin­coln.

With pony club events also hap­pen­ing there will be plenty to see in the show ring from the grand­stands.

Satur­day also has the judg­ing of the poul­try while the dog show has swapped from a Sun­day to a Satur­day.

Judg­ing starts early in the pav­il­ion and the doors will open to the pub­lic at 10am.

The rides and slides will be in sideshow al­ley for the young and not so young.

The beaut-ute judg­ing along with tug-a-war, belly dancers, Ty­rone’s Fire Show, pre­sen­ta­tion of Miss Show­girl Vanessa McIntyre and fire­works will see D’fine take to the take to en­ter­tain late into the night.

On Sun­day, the horse events con­tinue in the ring while there will be plenty of ac­tion in the woodchop area where the chips will fly.

Head on down to the stud cat­tle ring for the judg­ing as well as the young judges and young pa­rader classes.

Pop­u­lar com­men­ta­tor Len Jansan will keep the crowd up to date on both days of the show. Mem­ber­ship and ad­mis­sion charges

■ Fam­ily mem­ber­ship $25 (in­cludes 2 adults & 3 chil­dren un­der 15 years).Sin­gle mem­ber­ship $12.50 (in­cludes 1 adult)

Ad­mis­sion charges for non-mem­bers each day

■ Adult $10

■ Pen­sioner: $5

■ High school stu­dent $2 ■ Car $2

All show pa­trons en­ter­ing the grounds will be sup­plied with a wrist­band which must be worn.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

BIGGEN­DEN SHOW: Keep­ing ev­ery­one up to date with each day's events will be Len Jansan while Biggen­den Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Adam Shailer is look­ing for­ward to his sec­ond show.

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