Lyn wins car in Show competition
LYN Emeny is still on a high after winning a brand new Holden Barina at the Gympie Show on Friday night.
Asked if she was always this lucky, Lyn replied, “Not normally, but I have been lately – since I’ve been getting The Gympie Times, would you believe!”
After Lyn and husband, Ralph moved to Pie Creek from Kandanga (due to the dam), they decided to get the paper delivered and Lyn has had a couple of really good wins in The Gympie Times competitions.
“I entered not thinking I’d win – you don’t expect to win a car.”
Still in shock yesterday, Lyn said it was the first time she has ever owned a new car.
“I used to say ‘all I would like is a new little run around to do the shopping in’,” she said.
“Winning the car has really buoyed us up.”
The Gympie Show made a lot of people happy, not least the beaming trio that scored the booty in the Grand Prize Draw. Ruth Power took home the Harvey Norman home entertainment package, Richard Gosses won the $1000 travel voucher from Travelscene and Evelyn Weier scored third prize – a $500 fuel voucher from Devery’s service station.
Show Society president, Graham Engeman said yesterday gate takings were up on last year, with People’s Day drawing very good numbers through the gate.
While there are always a few things that need finetuning, he said feedback was good overall, with both locals and visitors commenting on the value.
Extra entertainment on Saturday was appreciated and the rodeo’s earlier finishing time meant families were able to get their children home before the cold night air hit.
Mr Engeman said the show was a boost to the community on many levels, with local community groups running food outlets and other activities helping to give their coffers a boost.
This year there were 14 additional platinum sponsors, reflecting business confidence in the event.
“They see the value in supporting the show,” Mr Engeman said. “And know that it’s a good place to market their product.”