$35, 000 boost for our show
AS THE 2017 Dalby Show draws closer, the show society are getting down to business and preparations are well and truly under way.
This week, the society received a welcome boost in the form of a $35, 000 grant from the Gambling Fund.
Show society treasurere Rob Parsons said the money would be put toward a concrete floor for the new shed at the Showgrounds.
"It's $35, 000 going toward $45, 000 needed to do this concreting job, which is going to be done anyway, so it means we don't have to spend out of our show budget,” he said.
"At the show last year, a lot of exhibitors weren't really happy because they just had an old dirt floor, and a lot of show patrons were trying to push prams around and tripping on stones and things.”
"It'll just make everything look so much better.”
"It was dusty on the photographs and school displays too,” show society president Frank Chiverton added.
"The concrete floor will make it so much easier to display everything, and all the stands will be level.”
"It'll look appealing when you walk in.”
The cheque was presented to members of the show society by Member for Condamine Pat Weir.
"It's a government grant, and they put in an application and they were successful with that,” he said.
"When you look at this shed here and think what was here, with that new concrete it can change the face of the show.”
In addition to the new concrete floor, the committee members are also busy putting together a new grandstand.
The 2017 Dalby Show will be held on April 21-22, with the annual Show Ball to be held on February 24.