Showgirls Emily Browne and Elizabeth Tate with “Tex”, winner of the Feral Ute and Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg at last year’s Allora Show.
Showgirls Emily Browne and Elizabeth Tate with “Tex”, winner of the Feral Ute and Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg at last year’s Allora Show.

Allora show to go on

AT a meeting of the Allora Show Society last night, 25 members who attended voted unanimously to still hold the Allora Show despite the traumatic events afflicting large areas of the state.

Most aspects of the show will go ahead as planned, but some horse events may have to be cancelled.

A final decision as to which events will not happen will be made around the time of the Stanthorpe Show, when competitor feelings and weather forecasting conditions may also be a little clearer.

The pavilion entries, dog show, bull ride, demolition derby, fireworks, cattle events and sideshow alley are just some of the attractions that are all goers at this stage.

The demolition derby will now also include a cash prize for the winning driver, as well as a trophy. The amount of the prize will be 20 per cent of the Calcutta takings, so there is now an extra incentive for entrants to drum up support for the Calcutta sale.

There will also be a special non-competitive display of flood photos in the pavilion.

So if you have a really good flood picture, show organisers would like one photo per photographer, maximum size 5 x 7 inches, mounted on card about 1 inch bigger than the photo. Include the photographer’s name, date and location on the front.

Photographers must bring their flood photo in person to the pavilion on February 4 and attach it to the display board.

All interested persons are invited to volunteer their services at a working bee that has been planned for January 22, from 9am, to get the grounds in the best condition for the show.


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