New show shed a feather in cap for dedicated team
A BRAND new shed will bring an exciting new addition to Dalby's annual show.
Show society treasurer Robert Parsons said next year's show would feature birds and guinea pigs, thanks to the shed.
"At show time we want to get back into poultry and birds. We intend on having them in this new shed.”
Mr Parsons said the shed might accommodate, as well as poultry and birds, guinea pigs and the fruit and vegetable display.
"When we had the old Knox pavilion, there was a poultry section on the side but white ants got to that and it just faded out. Now we're trying to get it back again,” Mr Parsons said.
"We've done all of this but we've had a lot of support and encouragement from council.”
The shed is located at the front of the showgrounds and is 7.5m by 25m.
The shed will also be used for storage.
The show society funded a portion of the construction itself, with a grant helping make up the rest.
Mayor Paul McVeigh thanked the society for making the shed a reality.
"What was here was pretty ordinary looking and now what we've got is another asset,” he said.
He noted the commitment the society showed to the region was unbelievable.
"It is about doing something for the community,” he said.
"It's not about just keeping busy, it's about putting something back into the community.”
Councillor Ray Brown said the legacy of the committee was in the facilities.
"Without you, we wouldn't have the facilities that we have, we wouldn't have the events that we have,” he said.
The 2019 Dalby Show will take place during the second weekend of April.