Ingham Show Time

Carli Kite with her entries in the show.

Due to the timeframe of other shows, the Ingham Show was held in the last week of June instead of the first week of July.  Despite this difference, there were still many active volunteers ensuring that the event ran well. They also braved the weather to ensure that the event went ahead smoothly.

Some Townsville residents choose to come to the Ingham show each year because they enjoy seeing the community sections, such as the bird displays.  There did not appear to be as many entries as previous years in the bird section, or the cane section, but there were still a strong number of contenders.

When the Hinchinbrook Rotary was asked how they were going selling their produce, the response was that it was on par with previous years. 

The monster trucks and fireworks on Friday night attracted a strong crowd to the stadium. 

Highlighting the talents of the next generation:

Carli Kite is in Year Eleven at Gilroy Santa Maria College.  She entered two paintings into the senior grade 11 & 12 section. One of her paintings came 1st in that section and was then selected as the Champion of the Senior School Section. People who attended this part of the show commented that the painting of “3 peaches” was so amazing and lifelike. The show’s photography Judge, Ann Vardanega, said, “this type of painting is what I would expect from a Master of Art.”

All of the volunteers involved with the Show were amazed that a school student could paint so well, and they kept commenting that it was in the wrong section. Carli hopes to go to University after Year 12 to study Art. 

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