Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley opens the Stanthorpe Show at the weekend.
Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley opens the Stanthorpe Show at the weekend. Samantha Wantling

The show goes on after storm

DESPITE the storm that tore through Stanthorpe on Friday evening, organisers are hailing the 137th Stanthorpe Show a huge success.

President Cameron Gow said despite the rain cutting the entertainment short on Friday night it looked like it would be one of the top five shows in terms of figures.

"This was more than made up for by transferring the fireworks to Saturday evening and the new demolition derby, which hasn't been held for 20 or 30 years at the Stanthorpe ground," he said.

Diversity seemed to be the word of the weekend with every aspect of the district covered.

In her opening speech Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley told the audience what an important show Stanthorpe's was.

"This is the show that hails the opening of all the shows across Queensland," she said. "Your show symbolises the best and most diverse that your town has to offer."

With the Friday night entertainment cancelled, families flocked to the show on Saturday and were not disappointed with what was on offer. The fireworks and demolition derby made for a great night of entertainment and a wonderful way to end the weekend.

President Cameron Gow said he wanted Saturday to become a family orientated day.

"We are continually looking at the Saturday ring program for ideas on how to improve the family atmosphere and we are happy with the response we are getting," he said. "This is an event that our community should be so proud of and our reputation of holding such a wonderful show is very far reaching."

"But as with all events, nothing could happen without the tireless enthusiasm and efforts of our volunteers. Not enough can be said for their tireless work."



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