Show mem­o­ries needed

Gatton Star - - News -

GAT­TON will proudly celebrate a cen­tury worth of agri­cul­tural show-time fever in 2016.

To help mark the mile­stone, the Gat­ton Show So­ci­ety has turned to the com­mu­nity for a help­ing hand.

Gat­ton Show So­ci­ety vice-pres­i­dent Kather­ine Ray­mont said the show so­ci­ety were hop­ing to piece to­gether a more com­plete history of the show and needed the public to come for­ward.

“The Gat­ton Show So­ci­ety is look­ing to the com­mu­nity for help with con­tri­bu­tions of sto­ries, photos or names of peo­ple we could con­tact that have been in­volved with the Gat­ton Show So­ci­ety dur­ing the past 100 years,” she said.

The show so­ci­ety is chas­ing rib­bons, prize cards and old tro­phies that were won years ago or any other mem­o­ra­bilia that some­one may have stashed away from the ear­lier shows.

“If you were a pre­vi­ous char­ity queen, miss show girl, ru­ral am­bas­sador or a win­ner from the Gat­ton Show­balls of old we would like to hear from you,” she said.

A history of the first 50 years has al­ready been put to­gether in a book with the show so­ci­ety look­ing to put the next 50 years on pa­per.

“We want to put in a bit more history and add to that,” she said.

“(If you know of any­thing) try and get in con­tact with us and let us know what’s out there.”

To help celebrate the oc­ca­sion the Gat­ton Show So­ci­ety will also hold a ball on June 25, 2016.

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