Kathryn Wozniak and her niece Laylanie Willie enjoy a ride on the dodgem cars at the Yeppoon Show.
Kathryn Wozniak and her niece Laylanie Willie enjoy a ride on the dodgem cars at the Yeppoon Show. Chris Ison

Yeppoon Show still shines in rain

KATHRYN Wozniak was determined to give her niece, Laylanie Willie, a great time at the Yeppoon Show on Saturday, umbrellas, raincoats and all.

The first day of the Yeppoon Show brought constant cloud and showers, and dropped 26mm of rainfall on the coastal town between Saturday night and yesterday morning.

But Kathryn said Laylanie enjoyed her time on Saturday regardless.

“I was in the same boat as a lot of people who had promised their kids that they’d take them to the show, but we weren’t going to let the rain spoil our fun,” Kathryn said.

President of the Yeppoon Show Society Brian Dorey said this year’s show was a great effort despite the weather.

“We were down in attendance on the first day of about 3500, but we were over the usual numbers for the second day, with 4500 through the gates,” Mr Dorey said.

“I think a lot of people who didn’t come on Saturday, came out on Sunday, but overall it was a great weekend and the general organisation of everything was the best we’ve ever had.

“Our exhibitions have been growing in numbers over the years, but this year was the biggest display we’ve ever had as well,” he said.



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