Visitors to this year’s Childers Show can enjoy the antics of The CrackUp Sisters thanks to funding from a Bundaberg Regional Council Community Grant.
The Isis District Agricultural Pastoral and Industrial Society secured $3,500 in October to use towards providing entertainment at the popular local event.
Society President Chloe Johnson said their committee was excited about bringing The CrackUp Sisters to deliver both performances and workshops with a little something for everyone.
“Their shows incorporate aerial stunts and the art of cracking stock whips into an eye-catching uniquely Australian comedy performance which highlights the trials and tribulations of the bush,” Chloe said.
“Not only will the patrons be treated to three iconic Australian comedy performances throughout the day, the CrackUp Sisters will also deliver a whip cracking and hula hoops workshop passing these skills on to Childers residents both young and old.”
Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Grants aim to provide assistance to local community groups or organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the region.
The Isis District PA&I Society works to serve Childers and the broader Isis community and each year brings together the well-loved Childers Show, celebrating its 106th anniversary on 27 May this year.
Chloe said that, as a fully self-funded and community-based organisation, Council's Community Grant funding had been invaluable to their society.
“In a year which has seen our insurance expenses nearly triple, which has also flowed on to our contractors, exhibitors and entertainers, our budget was looking tighter than ever to be able to deliver free entertainment at the Childers Show,” she explained.
“Each year the Isis District AP&I Society aims to deliver a vibrant local agricultural show to celebrate Childers and the broader Isis community, provide a platform for friendly competition, champion our districts' strong connections with agriculture and unite our community in celebrating what is great about our region.”
Volunteers always welcome
Chloe said their committee was always looking for eager volunteers who play a vital role in arranging a successful show.
“If you have an hour or two to spare, the Childers Show organising committee are looking for volunteers to assist in preparation and running of this year’s show,” she said.
“Being a volunteer is a rewarding position that will not only benefit the Childers community but is also rewarding on a personal level.”
If you would like to volunteer then visit the Childers Show website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Council’s community grants click here.