Auction to fundraise for schools, char­ity

Gatton Star - - LIFE INTO RURAL -

THE Too­goolawah Show So­ci­ety (Youth De­vel­op­ment) is host­ing its third an­nual Ju­nior Cat­tle Camp and Char­ity Auction at the Too­goolawah Show­grounds be­tween Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27 and Sun­day, Septem­ber 30.

The pur­pose of this Cat­tle Camp is to en­cour­age ru­ral youth aged 8-25 to take an ac­tive in­ter­est in agri­cul­ture and the beef cat­tle in­dus­try. This is a three day pro­gram and will in­clude a range of ac­tiv­i­ties for the par­tic­i­pants.

There will be both the­ory ses­sions (in­for­ma­tive dis­cus­sions with ex­pe­ri­enced speak­ers) and prac­ti­cal ses­sions (Pre­par­ing an an­i­mal for Show, Groom­ing and Parad­ing). The par­tic­i­pants will com­pete in com­pe­ti­tions for Stud Cat­tle and Prime Cat­tle Judg­ing and Cat­tle Parad­ing.

As part of the Queens­land Shows we will also be speak­ing to Ru­ral Am­bas­sador can­di­dates and what it is like to be in­volved in your Show So­ci­ety at a higher level. This is a very in­for­ma­tive and fun filled week­end which will be suit­able for ev­ery­one from the first­timer’s right through to the more ex­pe­ri­enced. A char­ity auction will be held on Septem­ber 29 start­ing at 7pm in the Mears Pavil­ion, with items for ev­ery­one from the kids to the adults.

Pro­ceeds from the Auction are to be con­trib­uted to the Youth De­vel­op­ment sec­tion of the Too­goolawah Show So­ci­ety.

Each year the Too­goolawah Ju­nior Cat­tle Camp se­lects a char­ity where a per­cent­age of funds raised dur­ing the Char­ity auction go­ing di­rectly to the

cho­sen Char­ity. For 2018 the com­mit­tee has de­cided 30% of the funds from the Char­ity Auction will be used to sup­port Thirsty Cow, a drought re­lief fund and a lo­cal school.

Thirsty Cow is a reg­is­tered Char­ity that pro­vides con­tin­ued and sus­tained re­lief to Aus­tralian farm­ers, gra­ziers and their fam­i­lies suf­fer­ing from fi­nan­cial or other dis­tress aris­ing from the ef­fects of nat­u­ral dis­as­ters such as se­vere drought, flood, bush­fires and their re­sult­ing hard­ships in­clud­ing loss of liveli­hood and un­em­ploy­ment.

There will also be raf­fles and lucky door prizes avail­able fu­r­ing the event.

The Char­ity Auction will start at 7pm and tick­ets can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing Ta­nia Haynes 0428 256 558 or linville50@hot­ —Too­goolawah Show


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