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Glittering Night At Showgrounds

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2017 Kingaroy Miss Showgirl Courtney Retschlag, right, with this year’s entrants Kirsty Horne, Monique Wilton and Courtney Burrows … Courtney Burrows was sashed 2018 Kingaroy Miss Showgirl

April 21, 2018

The South Burnett Show Society stayed close to home for their annual Show Dinner on Friday night … electing to hold the glittering event in the Kucks Pavilion at Kingaroy Showground.

Anyone who pictures the pavilion at showtime filled with displays of cakes, flowers and sheafs of sorghum would not have recognised the building!

Strings of fairy lights hung from the ceiling, glittering tea lights were everywhere and in the corner of the room, the mini-train which carries guests around the annual show was strung with more lights.

On stage, live music was providing a backdrop for the buffet dinner.

Show Society president Gary Barron thanked the diners for supporting the show, and especially thanked everyone who entered the Miss Showgirl competitions.

He also thanked his committee members and volunteers, without whom there could not be a successful show.

He said the Kingaroy Showgrounds were a facility that benefits Kingaroy and the whole of the South Burnett.

“It is very important that people support our show so that we can keep it looking good,” he said.

“After it’s all said and done, it’s your showground, not the committee’s.”

2017 Kingaroy Miss Showgirl Courtney Retschlag sashed the winners of the various show competitions:

  • Miss Showgirl – Courtney Burrows
  • Rural Ambassador – Will Johnson
  • Miss Junior Showgirl – Remy Favier
  • Little Miss Showgirl – Lily Reidy
  • Miss Show Princess –¬†Chloe Retschlag
  • Show Queen – Mavis Rasmussen

The Kingaroy Show will be held on May 5-6.

Back row, from left, Miss Junior Showgirl Remy Favier, Miss Junior Showgirl runner-up Keeley Schloss, Little Miss Showgirl Lily Reidy; front row, Miss Show Princess entrants Ruby Beil, Erin Schloss (runner-up), Chloe Retschlag (winner) and Tilly Barron

2018 Kingaroy Show Rural Ambassador Will Johnson with Andrew, 19 months

Compere Damien Martoo congratulates Kingaroy Show Queen Mavis Rasmussen

The three competition judges … Councillors Danita Potter and Ros Heit and Ray Pitt, centre

Some familiar faces working hard behind the bar … Gerard Faulkner and Wayne Bushell

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and South Burnett Show Society president Gary Barron

Miss Showgirl Princess entrant Ruby, 5, with her proud mum Melissa Beil

Regular visitors to the Kingaroy Show would not have recognised the Kucks Pavilion …

The show train, decorated with lights, and dinner buffet made a stunning display in the corner of the building


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