Having fun at the ball ... back row, Rylie Barron, Kaycee Barron, Grace Barron and Charlotte Barron; front row, Gabrielle Duncombe, Holly Barron and Rachel Dando

February 4, 2014

Cooyar’s celebration of its 65th annual show got off to a big start on Saturday night with the annual Show Ball held at Cooyar Hall.

Cooyar Miss Showgirl Sharyn Bauer and Miss Teen Showgirl Brooke Barron were sashed to applause from the crowd.

The evening featured music by popular Toowoomba band, the Silvertones.

This year’s Cooyar Show will be held on Saturday, February 22.

It will be officially opened by Stan Wallace, from the Queensland Country Life, at 12:30pm.

As well as all the usual show highlights, including pavilion exhibits, stud beef cattle and side show alley, there’ll be chainsaw events and post-ripping with cash prizes.

Competitors will also be keenly contesting the Sub-chamber Beef Young Judges and Young Paraders competitions.

A special trophy has been presented to the Show Society this year in memory of the late Ken Munt. It will be presented to the most successful “family unit” exhibiting at the show.

In the evening, there’ll be live music, fireworks and the ever-popular Cooyar Bull Ride.

2014 Cooyar Miss Showgirl Sharyn Bauer, second from right, with Teen Miss Showgirl entrants Sarah Thomas, Brooke Barron, Emma-Lee Fitch and Lara Thomas; Brooke was sashed Cooyar Miss Teen Showgirl after the evening judging
Darling Downs sub-chamber president John Koehler with QCAS Next Generation member Zane Tonscheck, from Highgrove
Rachel Maria Brennan and Leo Gramenz, from Toowoomba, travelled across to Cooyar for the annual Show Ball
2013 Miss Oakey Showgirl Larissa Smith with her sister Bobbie Smith, also from Oakey
In the kitchen ... Tanya Barron, Rita Barron and Sandra Duncombe, all from Cooyar

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables