Show memories needed
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.