Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Proserpine Promises a Bumper Show Program

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Proserpine Promises a Bumper Show Program

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Byline: Bianca Clare bianca.clare@dailymercury.com.au

THE first day of the Proserpine show yesterday was a celebration of the region's agricultural heart.

Large crowds gathered early to watch the cattle and equestrian events in the main ring.

It was equally as busy over in the pavilion for the judging of the sugar cane and poultry.

Double the number of axeman entries in the wood chopping program had patrons on the edge of their seats.

Families began arriving at 1pm as sideshow alley fired up.

Many of the attractions had come straight from the Mackay show on Thursday night.

One of the favourite exhilarating rides at the show was the spectacular Speed Extreme.

The ride is primarily a 37 metre arm, connected in the middle to the main support of the ride.

The arm rotates at up to 13 revolutions a minute.

Two sets of two seats are mounted at the end of each arm, back to back.

Each four-seat assembly can swing through 360 degrees. …

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