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Fashions of the Field entrant Sonia Champney is congratulated by Martin Sacks

May 21, 2012

Nanango was the place to be at the weekend with a cross-promotion between the Big Screen Film Festival and the Nanango Races adding glamour to two already popular events.

TV star and Logie winner Martin Sacks, who stole the hearts of millions as PJ in Blue Heelers, was the guest at both, and proved as popular off the screen as he is on.

At the races, Martin and his entourage acted as the judges in the Fashions of the Field competition.

Whether it was because of the star factor – or because the theme was “Dress To Impress” – there was a large field of competitors.

Winners in the women’s competition were Abby Andersson and Margie Magnussen, with Sonia Champney runner-up. In the men’s competition, a stylishly dressed Keith Kratzmann was first with Andrew Cox runner-up.

The children’s competition was won by Teah Reynolds, 12, of Dalby and Kaine Bridger, 4, of Ningi.

The Nanango Races also hosted a special corporate event for Samios Plumbing (Pomfret’s) where more than 100 customers and clients wined and dined in a beautifully decorated marquee, with its own private bookmaker.

Charlotte Jessica, Coolabunia; Vicky Brown, Sunshine Coast; and Ruby Randal, Nanango, enjoying the pink champagne

Martin Sacks with the male Fashions of the Field winner, Keith Kratzmann

Sue Barker, Kingaroy, with Tifinee, 8, enjoying the sunshine

Melissa Bridger, Ningi, with junior Fashions of the Field winner Kaine Bridger, 4

Fashions of the Field entrant Simon Pedron, Nanango, with his daughter Haylie, 2

Karlie Zemek, Kingaroy; Shae Cull, Kingaroy; and Katrina Bott, Woodfood, getting ready for the Fashions of the Field competition

Cr Barry Green and Jane Erkens, Nanango

Miriam and Abigail Roselio, 6 1/2

Children and grandchildren of the late Garry and Margaret Banks came from near and far to honour their memory in Race 4 - the Margaret & Garry Banks Memorial Open


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