See the big men fly in the Valley
THE big men will swing their axes, rope 'em, ride 'em and dodge 'em in the Mary Valley tomorrow when thousands of people converge on Imbil for the 2013 Mary Valley Show, Rodeo and Woodchop.
Warm and sunny weather is expected for the Valley's big day and night out, when the best of the region's cowboys and cowgirls will compete for a prize pool of $5000 in the rodeo from early in the morning, the stud cattle judging and a full program of ring events and showjumping.
Another $2000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the wood chop, and the Pavilion will be bursting with displays in horticulture, floral art, home cooking, needlework, art and craft, photography, scrap booking, card making, apiculture and Lego.
The kids can have a ball on the merry-go-round, jumping castle, dodgems and bungee trampoline and enjoy the clowns, dreamtime reptiles, puppet play, Old McDonald's Farm, show bags, confectionery, novelties, leather goods and stalls.
The entertainment will start at 10.30am with the wind community orchestra, local bands and music, and the Eljay Freestyle motorcycle stunt team.
"We are ramping up for what is going to be a sensational weekend," secretary Jo Robey said yesterday.
The top bar will open at 5pm, which is when the evening's entertainment kicks off, and the fireworks will dazzle from 7.30pm.
The Mary Valley Show committee is comprised of president Barry Grainger, vice-president Naomi Cooney, treasurer Lyndall Ensby, secretary Jo Robey and committee members.