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David Evans, from Kingaroy, with the Grand Champion of Show, "Jen-Daview Feature", a 33-month-old Limousin female with calf at foot

Former Proston teacher Kym Stewart on "Headley Park Unique", the Supreme Champion Hack of the show, with judges Wendy McKay, Gladstone, and Greg Brown, Calliope

March 12, 2013

Organisers of the Proston Show breathed a sigh of relief at the end of Saturday … the show had gone off without any hitches despite some late storm clouds threatening.

Show Secretary Del Blanch¬†admitted she’d been a bit nervous earlier in the week when she was unsure if the show was going ahead because of the weather, but in the end only a few planned activities had to be cancelled.

“It was really good, I’m really happy,” Del told

She said the weather had affected the number of stud cattle and equestrian entries but she was pleasantly surprised by the Pavilion competitions.

“Some of the Pavilion sections were also down a bit but there were more flowers than I thought would enter and the farm produce was a lot better than I was expecting,” she said.

“I think people made an extra effort to put something in.”

Del said the most important thing after all the recent flooding and bad weather was that Proston people had simply come out and enjoyed the show.

“And we received a lot of good comments about the fireworks,” she said.

Miss Showgirl Anita Welch, Junior Rural Ambassador Sophie Carter and Junior Miss Showgirl Dannielle Welch, all from Proston

Cory Evans, Kingaroy, with the Grand Champion European, "Jen-Daview Hercules", a 12-month-old Limousin bull

Chloe Gould, Gympie, with the Grand Champion British Bull, "PC Stainless Steel", a 17-month-old Angus bull

Jacquie Fewin takes a jump on board "King" during the showjumping competition

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney with Bridget O'Shannessy, 13, who sang the National Anthem

Julie and Richard Grimes,
from Boondooma

Margery and Gerry Grimes, Boondooma, with Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane, right, and his wife Karen; Mr Mcfarlane opened the show

Proston QCWA members Jackie Dionysius, Lyn Reynolds, Marion Izatt and Eileen Vos were manning a stall selling craft and cookbooks

Cr Kathy Duff with BlazeAid co-ordinators Paul and Alison Mortenson, from Ulladulla in NSW

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