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$43,000 Raised For Charity

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Cheryl Dennien, Robin Hartwig and Lillian Reading at this year’s Golden Spurs Campdraft, which saw campdrafters and Proston’s community pitch in to help North Queensland flood victims (Photo: Kathy Duff)

April 23, 2019

The recent Proston Golden Spurs campdraft raised an amazing $43,000 for flood-affected communities in north-western Queensland.

The organisers of the annual three-day event at Proston Showgrounds decided the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising would be the Sisters Of The North, a Cloncurry-based charity which has been providing support to north-west Queensland landholders and communities affected by the February floods.

They organised a charity draft as well as an auction to raise funds.

The Proston Social Committee also helped out, by donating half the money raised from steakburgers sold over the weekend – a total of $1018 –¬† to¬†Sisters Of The North.

It was a big weekend at Proston with upgrades unveiled at the showgrounds, including a new PA system and a wheelchair-accessible grandstand.

Campers staying at the nearby Proston Golf Course also made use of a new walking trail linking the two facilities.

The upgrades were made possible from grants from the South Burnett Regional Council, Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd, Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff, Noel and Helen Young, and support by local businesses.

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Campdraft Results:

Open
1. Colleen Smith – Stockhaven Sonnett – 264
Equal 2. Jackie Knudsen – Barister – 263
Equal 2. Jesse Sammon – Pussy Skills – 263

Restricted Open
1. Ross Wolski – Prada Miss – 178
Equal 2. Peter Knudsen – Limers Destiny – 177
Equal 2. Nathan Quinlan – Electric Duck – 177

Junior
1. Katie Davies – Tribal – 87
2. Kiana Gauld – Eyeza Cool Cat – 84
3. Cody Ryan- Puzzel – 83

Juvenile
1. Todd Myers – Con Air – 90
Equal 2. Lane Lamb – Concept – 89
Equal 2. Holly Myers – Sheedys Isabella – 89
Equal 2. Ethen Kucks – Ribbon – 89

Novice
1. Karen Butters – Koolewong Acres Pearl – 199
2. Jon Templeton – Nonda Wallflower – 195
3. Billy-Joe Rea – Wendy – 178

Maiden
1. Lexi Fitzgerald – Rhemmi – 179
Equal 2. Luke McEwan – Mr Stitch – 177
Equal 2. Jon Templeton – Nonda Wallflower – 177


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