Vir­tual show to keep tra­di­tion alive

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - SAM TURNER

IN AN ef­fort to recre­ate the show week buzz, a North Burnett show so­ci­ety has de­cided to take a leap into the on­line world.

On May 1, the Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety will be hold­ing a vir­tual show fol­low­ing the can­cel­la­tion of this year’s event due to coro­n­avirus.

There are nine cat­e­gories the com­mu­nity can sub­mit their ex­hibits to, rang­ing from cook­ery, needle­work, pets, pho­tog­ra­phy, floral art and more.

Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety vice-pres­i­dent Gayle Pott said she and her fel­low or­gan­is­ers wanted to try the on­line events af­ter see­ing the Crows Nest Show So­ci­ety start some­thing sim­i­lar.

“We just thought it would cre­ate some in­ter­est, es­pe­cially with the kids home school­ing at the mo­ment,” Mrs Pott said.

“Some stu­dents have al­ready been pre­par­ing for it in some sub­jects be­fore the hol­i­days, with teach­ers ty­ing it into their classes.”

On­line co-or­di­na­tor for the show so­ci­ety, Lynette Vi­cary, has taken the lead on the vir­tual cam­paign, and will be ac­cept­ing nom­i­na­tions through so­cial me­dia from May 1 through to May 9 for each cat­e­gory.

The Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety has taken a con­sid­er­able fi­nan­cial hit due to the can­cel­la­tion of the 2020 Mun­dub­bera Show.

“We rely on a lot of dona­tions for spon­sor­ship, and the event is our main source of in­come for the year,” Mrs Pott said.

“It al­lows us to do up­grades, and we like be­ing able to put a show on ev­ery year with en­ter­tain­ment.”

“We’re look­ing for­ward to mak­ing the 2021 show big­ger, and bet­ter,” she said.

To find out more about the vir­tual show event, visit the event’s Face­book page.

Pic­ture: File

SHOW MUST GO ON: Ara­bella Wendt shows heifer Tread­stone Nancy with her fa­ther Dale at last year’s Mun­dub­bera Show. This year she will have the chance to com­pete in on­line show com­pe­ti­tions.

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