Positive show future tipped
By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE future of the Gladstone Show is looking positive with more than 8000 people attending this year's event.
According to Gladstone Show Society secretary Robyn Reddacliff: "This year's show was a success even on last year's attendance numbers.'
Mrs Reddacliff said by the books the show had improved both Thursday and Friday numbers on last year by a substantial amount.
'We were really pleased with the support the Gladstone public showed, and it was great to see everyone taking part in a 'tradition event' in this town,' she said.
Mrs Reddacliff said this year the society had added two new grandstands to the centre ring, which enabled more seating for the speedway and other entertainment over the two nights of the show.
'We had a huge increase in the attendance to this year's speedway, with a lot of teenagers supporting the sideshow alleys this year,' she said.
'This year's 'showies' were pleased with the results, and all thanked us for a wonderful weekend.
'They all plan to support next year's event.'
Robyn said she wanted to thank the Gladstone public for their support.
'We have a few changes already being decided on for next year's show to make it bigger and better and more exciting,' she said.
Mrs Reddacliff said she was also looking for young women to nominate for the 2006 Miss Show Girl competition.