Grant helps Childers Show run

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

THE show will go on in Childers with the Isis District Pas­toral Agri­cul­tural and In­dus­trial So­ci­ety re­ceiv­ing a cash grant to help keep the gates open for an­other year.

Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett said the show would re­ceive $5000 through the 2014-15 Show So­ci­ety Grants as part of the State Govern­ment’s plan to sup­port re­gional com­mu­ni­ties.

“This fund­ing is re­ally im­por­tant as our lo­cal shows pro­vide us all with an op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether and cel­e­brate what’s great about the area,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“It’s a great way to show­case what we can do, as well as pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment for all of the fam­ily.”

Show so­ci­ety spokesman Doug Schofield wel­comed the much-needed funds, which he said went a long way to help­ing run the show.

“It’s al­ways a bonus to get that money ev­ery year. We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it,” Mr Schofield said.

Lo­cal Govern­ment Min­is­ter David Crisa­fulli said Queens­lan­ders had flocked to their shows over the past three years with at­ten­dance fig­ures up nearly 14% .

“It’s nice to see the lo­cal show still has an im­por­tant role to play in keep­ing com­mu­nity spirit alive,” he said.

“Whether it’s cat­tle, fresh pro­duce, sideshow al­ley or se­cret scone recipes, the fact is Queens­lan­ders love their lo­cal show and it’s im­por­tant they keep rolling up to sup­port and cel­e­brate what makes their town great.

“We also need to recog­nise the ef­forts of over 13,500 Queens­lan­ders who vol­un­teer be­hind the scenes to pull to­gether lo­cal shows.”

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN040714DOU1

BIG HELP: Doug Schofield has re­ceived a grant from the State Govern­ment to help with the run­ning costs of the Childers Show.

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