House debates

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Statements by Members

Flynn Electorate: Proston Show

1:38 pm

Photo of Ken O'DowdKen O'Dowd (Flynn, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

This Saturday, 8 March, the Proston Royal Show Society hold their show. As you know, Deputy Speaker Scott, this borders on your territory. I will be attending this on Saturday and it will be a long drive from Bundaberg. However, it is well worth the day. The show society is led by Valma Voigt, the president, the vice-president, Leslie Blanch, and the secretary is his wife, Dell Blanch.

The show is one of 129 rural shows held in Queensland on an annual basis. It is a great show. It has horse events for all ages, a large stud cattle program, a poultry pavilion, a championship dog show, and a woodchop and post-splitting. In the pavilion there is cooking, horticulture, sewing, photography displays, fine arts, handicrafts and farm produce. There will be sideshow rides and clown shows for the children, fireworks and, of course, a barbecue with plenty of food and drinks available. A good day will be ensured for all.