Showgirls toast of the town
KELLIE Gear and her band of helpers were the toast of the town Saturday night after raising more than $30,000 for the Show Society in the 2013 Miss Showgirl competition.
For the amazing effort, Kellie, unsurprisingly, took out the charity crown and then backed up to win the overall Showgirl award.
In all, more than $81,000 was raised for the Show Society by the four contestants.
All should be very proud of their achievements.
Kellie thanked the Gympie community who, through times of hardship caused by two major floods, got behind her and supported her fundraising quest.
This year celebrates the 125th Gympie Show held over 136 years.
The show is a local icon; one of the best country shows in the nation and with continued hard work and great support, like that shown by this year's Showgirl entrants, the Gympie Show will continue to grow and last another 100 years.
Well done all involved.