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