Range of talent at Killarney Show
KILLARNEY Show Society secretary Louise Brosnan was impressed with the quality and number of entries in pavilion classes at the annual show at the weekend.
“There was a beautiful display of dahlias in the horticultural section and the arts section blossomed with many entries from members of the Warwick Potters,” Ms Brosnan said.
“People went out of their way to be involved in this year’s show.
“After the news about the Killarney Abattoir, I believe people bonded together so the town could be proud of the show.
“We had more paintings entered this year. The children’s section with sculpture, collage and drawings was well supported.”
Ms Brosnan said there was a return of exhibitors to the fruit, vegetable and farm produce sections which was largely to do with the better season.
“The show society worked in with the Killarney Co-op to encourage more entries.”
The Saturday night program was a roaring success with the tradition of motorbike events for children and parents continuing.
The smash-up derby was well supported with entries from as far away as Toogoolawah. Jason Green won the derby.
Ms Brosnan said the fireworks exhibition was outstanding.
“After the show, I had a lot of comments about the quality of the Saturday night musical entertainment with the Mick Lindsay Band from Toowoomba.”
The band played off the back of a truck and patrons danced on a sawdust dance floor in front of the main bar.
Ms Brosnan said nearly 150 volunteers helped run the annual show.
“Most of the stewards were happy with the various sections,” she said.
“I am very grateful to all of the volunteers.”
Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott officially opened the show on Saturday afternoon
The show finished with a successful campdrafting competition yesterday.