Head out and enjoy the show, new editor urges
EDITORIAL: The smell of waffles, dagwood dogs and nervous animals, the roar of motors and the whimsy of silly hats: it must be Fraser Coast Show time.
No figures on Friday's attendance were available as we went to press but a steady stream of locals' vehicles poured into the Maryborough Showgrounds as morning rain lifted to reveal perfect show day weather.
The atmosphere was as warm and friendly as ever, as rural and urban residents mingled and sampled traditional show fare.
The day was marred by a nasty accident during the gimmicky lawn mower race, when an out-of-control mower crashed through a barrier and injured a little girl.
Questions will no doubt be asked about safety precautions and barriers for spectators.
A decision will have to be made about whether the races continue on Satuday.
I trust that caution will prevail.
Saturday's forecast is for a fine day, with a 24C maximum after a cool morning.
So head out and enjoy the show - and don't miss the knitting display, where the Fraser Coast Chronicle's own print editor, Clementine Norton, proudly has first and second prize exhibits on show.
Clementine, whose journalistic skills outmatch even her knitting prowess, is part of a great tradition.
The Chronicle loves to take an active role in community events, as it has done for more than 150 years and (we hope) will continue to do for another 150.