Dalby showgirl, Annie Fulton, has been named as Miss Darling Downs Showgirl 2016 and will compete at the Ekka in Brisbane.
Dalby showgirl, Annie Fulton, has been named as Miss Darling Downs Showgirl 2016 and will compete at the Ekka in Brisbane. Bev Lacey

Society prepares for theatre restaurant

AFTER a successful season taking out not only the Dalby Showgirl competition, but also the Darling Downs Showgirl competition, Annie Fulton is preparing to take the stage at the Brisbane Exhibition.

In the leadup to competing at the Ekka, Annie and the Dalby Show Society are undertaking a variety of fundraising ventures, including a theatre restaurant on July 30.

Show society secretary Tracey Byrne said it was good for the society to do new types of fundraisers and keep things interesting.

“The theatre restaurant is being performed by the Dalby Amateur Theatre group; we came up with the idea after my husband and I went to one and we loved it, so I thought the show society could do something like that as well,” she said.

“The show is called ‘Last tango in Dalby,’ and they’re incorporating the actual town that we live in, so they’re using some businesses in town and local people so the community can feel more involved.”

The theatre restaurant will be held in the Show Society’s meeting room, which is being repainted and done up for the occasion.

Attendees will enjoy a two course meel of a hotpot or stew followed by a sticky date pudding or apple crumble while watching the performance.

The meal will be followed by tea and coffee.

There will also be a licenced bar and raffles.

“It’ll be a good community event because it promotes the theatre group as well,” Mrs Byrne said.

“Annie is so involved with the socity, she’s such a great ambassador and she’s very happy to do fundraising.”

“We’re getting more hands on with the showgirl, it’s an avenue to get young people to get involved with the community for the community.”

The Dalby Show Society Theatre restaurant will be held on July 30 at 6.30 at the Dalby Showgrounds.

Tickets will be $25 and can be purchased from Riot Fashions on Cunningham St.


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