Melanie Green, Hannah Black, Katie Blavius are set for the Show Ball.
Melanie Green, Hannah Black, Katie Blavius are set for the Show Ball. Renee Pilcher

Girls rally up the funds

WITHOUT show girls we just simply wouldn’t have a show.

Each of their efforts over the years have helped the Gympie Show grow to become the best the country show in Queensland and three special ladies are now busy getting ready for their major fundraising activity — the Gympie Show Ball held at the Pavilion next Saturday.

This year, Andrea Schulz is representing the Beef Committee, Kalie Blavius is the Ring Committee entrant and Hannah Black is representing the Dairy Committee. Show Society administrator Melanie Green said the girls raised money throughout the year to enable the show society to hold the event for Gympie.

She said the funds also afforded the show society to bring all of the publics favourite acts such as Hilux Heroes, and Showtime FMX to the Gympie Show.

“Money raised is also vital in maintaining facilities at the show grounds,” Ms Green said.

“The show ball is the culmination of the show girls fundraising efforts, and it is always great to see Gympie people attend the ball to show support for the girls and aid the fundraising efforts.”

Tickets for the Gympie Show Ball are only on sale today and Monday from On Location Boutique in Mary Street. However, if anyone is unable to make it to the store, they are invited to call the show office on 5482 1721.

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm and tickets cost $50, which includes great entertainment and a lavish selection of finger foods, including dessert. The Sunshine Swing Band will play old time dance tunes, and a set for the young at heart.

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