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Powell Media Releases – Shows alive and well in Glass House (11 July 2014)

The show will go on in communities across the Glass House with three local shows receiving cash grants to help keep the gates open for another year.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said the shows would receive a combined $38,094 through the 2014-15 Show Society Grants as part of the Newman Government’s strong plan to support regional communities.

“Our agricultural shows continue to play an important social and economic role in our communities, and this funding recognises that vital contribution,” Mr Powell said.

“There are a large number of volunteers who pull together each show every year, and funding such as this provides a big boost to the show societies and volunteers who give so much to our community.”

Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said Queenslanders had flocked to their shows over the past three years with attendance figures up nearly 14 per cent.

“It’s nice to see the local show still has an important role to play in keeping community spirit alive,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“Whether it’s cattle, fresh produce, sideshow alley or secret scone recipes, the fact is Queenslanders love their local show and it’s important they keep rolling up to support and celebrate what makes their town great.

“We also need to recognise the on-going efforts of over 13,500 Queenslanders who volunteer to work behind the scenes to pull together our local shows.”

Grants to shows in Glass House this year include:

Maleny Show Society – $11,262
Woodford Agricultural, Horticultural & Industrial Society – $6,598
Caboolture Show Society – $20,234
ENDS- 11 July 2014

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