Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Axes Ring in Memory; Kenilworth Will Miss Fred

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Axes Ring in Memory; Kenilworth Will Miss Fred

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AMID the expected crowd of at least 1200 at tomorrow's Kenilworth Show and Rodeo there will be one noticeable absence.

Fred Armstrong had been a supporter of the show for more than 40 years and, as a former axeman, was often found helping out around the wood chopping events.

The retired dairy farmer, formerly of Belli Park, passed away earlier this year after a brave battle against cancer.

Although his physical strength and knowledge of the sport will be sadly missed, his name will still be heard around the woodchop arena.

His family has donated the Fred Armstrong Memorial woodchop trophy and prizemoney for the underhand championship, which will be held at 1pm.

While the show marks the end of one era, another begins.

Secretary Lolie Murtagh said the show would host a round of the Queensland Ute Muster series for the first time.

"We've had a lot of interest, a lot of calls about that," Mrs Murtagh said.

Entry categories will include best chick's ute, best work ute, best 4x4 ute, and best feral ute. …

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