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Up to 2000 expected at Mt Morgan Show this weekend

Secretary of the Mount Morgan Agricultural Show Society, Heather Barker puts the finishing touches on a arts and crafts group display ahead of the annual show at Mount Morgan this coming weekend. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Secretary of the Mount Morgan Agricultural Show Society, Heather Barker puts the finishing touches on a arts and crafts group display ahead of the annual show at Mount Morgan this coming weekend. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

THIS is Heather Barker's first year on the Mount Morgan Agricultural Show Society committee and she vows it won't be her last.

She signed on as secretary and her husband Noel as vice-president, both keen to play a part in organising the annual event.

The committee has been working for months to put together tomorrow's jam-packed show program, which runs from 8am to 8pm.

It features traditional favourites, such as showjumping and stud cattle, as well as mini motorbikes, a pet parade and colourful roving entertainers. A fireworks display at 7pm will round out the day.

"It is a very big program. Because it is only one day, we try to fit in as much as we can," Heather said.

"Entries are going very well.

"We have been pleasantly surprised with the poultry and we have a lot of photography this year."

The show is now in its 16th year, having been revived in 1999 after a 30-year break.

Heather said as well as strong local patronage, the show attracted people from Dululu, Wowan and Biloela.

Organisers are expecting between 1500 to 2000 people tomorrow.

"We like to get the community involved," Heather said. "The locals love the show because it's something that is truly ours."

Heather said she and Noel had learnt a lot in their first year on the committee.

"We've been feeling our feet this year but we'll be better at it next year."

If you go

WHAT: Mount Morgan Show

WHERE: Showgrounds Rd, Mount Morgan

WHEN: Tomorrow, 8am to 8pm

ENTRY: Adults $10, students and pensioners $7, family (two adults and two children) $30

Topics:  agricultural show

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