Proston Show’s Supreme Champion Stud Beef exhibit, “Bowenfels Miss Kodiak”, (with three-week-old calf at foot) with Mayor Brett Otto, Cr Scott Henschen, McKayla Stanley, Kingaroy; Glen Perrett, from Bowenfels Angus Stud and competition sponsor Cr Kathy Duff

March 15, 2021

The annual Proston Show was one of the few local shows to go ahead in 2020 and organisers weren’t going to allow COVID-19 rules and regulations to stop it going ahead in 2021.

There were some obvious things missing – no grand parade in the main ring, no equestrian competitions, no luncheon pavilion – but there was still lots to keep showgoers interested.

There was plenty of action in the cattleyards with 150 head entered in the competitions.

Everyone seemed keen to get in some practise ahead of Beef 2021 in Rockhampton in May.

At the other end of the showgrounds a huge dog show had competitors from across south-east Queensland grooming and parading their charges.

There was also a whipcracking display by Walter Whip and The Flames and a trio of food vans was kept busy.

The 2021 show was officially opened by poultry steward Les Robinson who has been volunteering at the show for decades.

Les also helped with the huge 30-prize multi-draw raffle.

Proston Show Society president Viv White said she hoped this could become an annual event as it had been well-supported with prizes by sponsors.

Joan Webb, from Burpengary, with samoyeds Marnie and her son Archie
Tegan Dawson, from Toowoomba, with the Grand Champion European Bull, “Jen-Daview Q Nobel Prize”
Proston P-10 agricultural assistant Mikaela Ross with the Supreme Female Exhibit, “Mawson Pretty 1920” … Proston P-10 has been fitting cattle for Mawson stud at Mondure
Patrick, 7, and Mary Duff, 9, were visiting from Toowoomba … Mary later sang the National Anthem at the official Proston Show opening ceremony
Proston 2021 Miss Showgirl Cassandra Simcox, from Kinleymore … Cassandra was selected ahead of the 2020 show
2021 Proston Rural Ambassador Sean Murphy-Crump, from Proston … Sean was selected as the Junior Rural Ambassador at the 2020 show
Morgan Dabonde, from Proston, is the 2021 Proston Junior Miss Showgirl
Cameron Rutledge, from Wondai, showed the Grand Champion Fowl, a Langshan bantam hen
Cr Danita Potter and her mum, former Kingaroy councillor Marie Shaw, were inspecting the poultry exhibits
Proston Show poultry steward Les Robinson officially opened the 2021 show and helped with the multi-draw raffle
South Burnett mayor Brett Otto with Cheryl Simpson, from Proston
Brittony Adams and Walter LeSouef, from “Walter Whip and The Flames”, provided some of the entertainment at the show
Competition sponsor Amy Wicks from TopX Murgon, centre, with Junior Judges junior winners Rhianon Braithwaite (1st, Kingaroy State High School) and Arbella Wendt (2nd), from Mundubbera
Junior Judges senior competition winners Jessica Jackson (1st, Proston P-10); Western Wendt, Mundubbera (2nd) and Jaimie-Lee Webb (3rd, Kingaroy State High School)

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