Show movement focus
High Tea activities to signal first milestone of 106th Gin Gin event
GIN GIN Show Society will eagerly reach the first milestone on the road to this year’s annual show.
Between now and the 106th Show on May 30 and 31, there are several major events.
The first of those is this weekend when potential Miss Showgirls and Rural Ambassadors will have their first chance to impress at the High Tea.
Held from noon on Saturday, the High Tea acts as both an official introduction to entrants as well as a fundraising opportunity.
The Miss Showgirl role is aimed at encouraging and promoting the show movement to the region’s youth.
For the winner, it will mean heightened involvement with the local show, prize presentation, being the public face of the show and promoting next year’s competition.
Gin Gin Show Society website stressed the competition is judged on personality, local knowledge and ability to represent and promote the agricultural show movement.
Rural ambassadors aim to “highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland”.
Meanwhile local schools are doing their best to grow monster pumpkins for the show.
A new addition to this year’s annual event, the giant pumpkin-growing competition has attracted plenty of interest from several schools across the region.
Most programs are available on the website.
Go to www.ginginshowsociety.com.au for details.
CONFIDENT RIDE: Hayley Jackson rides Balthy during the Scudda-Ho event at last year’s Gin Gin Show.