Ladies for field fashions
NOT all of the action on the track at the Torbanlea Picnic Races will be of the four-legged variety next weekend.
Frangipanni Fashion of the field will be judged on the track between races on October 16.
Spokesperson Edith Rutherford said this year the fashions had been split into three categories the under 18s, the 18 to 35 year olds and the over 35s.
She said at least half-a-dozen prizes would be awarded in the under-18s category, while in the older age groups, prizes would be awarded for the best dressed, best hat and best couple.
The major prizes for the fashionistas at this year's races are accommodation packages at Fraser Island's Kingfisher Bay Resort and the Gold Coast's Bay of Palms Resort.
Ms Rutherford said judging of the under 18s was scheduled to take place after the 11 o'clock race, the 18 to 35 age group would be asked to strut their stuff during the lunchbreak and after 1pm the over 35s judging would be held.
She said this year's special guest judge would be Channel Seven journalist Kate Limon, but the other judges making up the panel would remain a secret until the day.
Ms Rutherford said it was free to enter the fashion contest and all those who had frocked up should listen carefully to the announcements over the loud speakers on the day so they did not miss out.
The picnic race day is a fundraiser for the groups that use the sports ground and admission to the event is $5 for adults and $15 for families.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Ms Rutherford on 0409 609 971.