Rodeo to benefit from government grant
THE Apple Tree Creek Rodeo received $18,000 to improve and upgrade the grounds, facilities and infrastructure through the latest grant funding from the State Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the money would improve safety, the installation of new bucking chutes, gates, panels and cattle fences.
“It will allow the society to run additional rodeo or team penning events throughout the year,” he said.
Isis District Pastoral Agricultural and Industrial Society president Peter Warren welcomed the great news.
“For the show society, it means a great deal, to get this grant is just terrific,” Mr Warren said.
“We try to maintain the grounds but it’s hard to keep up.”
Mr Warren said it was a top priority to ensure the safety of rodeo participants.
“The society has been proactive in ensuring the safety of riders, so now with all this new gear it will really help upgrade the safety,” he said.
“Thanks to Mr Bennett, Flora Barwick and Doug Schofield for helping the society in the grant application process.”
RODEO UPGRADE: Stephen Bennett and Peter Warren discuss the plans for improving safety at the Apple Tree Creek Showgrounds.