(from left) Rosie Coop, Jessica Minter and Joanne Coop with their loot from the Gladstone Show.
(from left) Rosie Coop, Jessica Minter and Joanne Coop with their loot from the Gladstone Show. CHRISSY HARRIS

Rain doesn't dampen enthusiasm

DESPITE the wet weather Gladstone Show still reigned.

The wet weather did little to dampen spirits as Gladstone residents flocked to attend the annual show held at the Gladstone Showgrounds.

For sisters Rosie and Joanne Coop, a little rain wasn’t going to keep them from attending their beloved show.

“This is my 37th show. I’ve lived here all my life and we always go,” said Rosie.

“It’s important to support the show; we don’t want it to die out.”

Joanne added: “We go every year. As kids our Dad would take us or give us money to go.”

Stocking up on show bags for both themselves and their daughters was an important ritual but unfortunately it was too wet to bring the kiddies.

“We had to leave the kids at home but they will love the Disney Princess and Dorothy the Dinosaur show bags,” said Joanne.

Hot dogs, fairy floss, doughnuts and lollies are an important part of any good show and the Coop sisters were sure to sample some of the show delicacies.

“My favourite is the waffle with fresh cream, they are so good,” Joanne said fondly.

The sisters were adamant that the show should continue to stay where it is in future years.

“The showgrounds have been here for so long, it’s not fair to move the show,” Rosie said.

“It’s such a central location, you just can’t take it.”



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