Show aims to attract youngsters
IN ITS 106-year history the Gin Gin Show has continued to evolve and 2015 is no different.
Gin Gin Show Society president Judy Honor said the group was bracing for a big week.
“We are starting to organise things for stall holders and getting ready for the rush on Friday.”
Mrs Honor said the society was focused on attracting more youth to this weekend’s two-day show.
“Last year our society did a survey with the schools in our area asking if the students exhibited or even attended the show,” she said.
“We had about 630 responses and found few students entered individual events but took part in school-based displays.
“This year we have a school-based competition for the young children through to high school free of charge to enter.
Other forms of entertainment include laser skirmish, Viv’s Farmyard, Mal the Magician and LJ’s Bikes plus much more.
“One of the new events is the ute muster,” Mrs Honor said.
“It’s a progressive thing where the winner of this can go to the regional judging at Mt Perry in July.
“The winner from there goes to Brisbane in August.”
For more information visit the Gin Gin Show Society Facebook page or call 4157 2254.
MAGPIES TOO GOOD: Miriam Vale Magpie Carl Griffiths in action.
CONFIDENT RIDE: Hayley Jackson riding Balthy during the Scudda-Ho event.