Campdraft wows at Wandoan
Campdraft:Competitors and spectators have been treated to a weekend of action at the Wandoan Campdraft.
The two day event held last Saturday and Sunday drew competitors from all over for one of regional Queensland's favourite sports. Wandoan Campdraft secretary Lauren Newton said it was an excellent weekend.
"It went very well, our campdraft was raising money for the P&Cs in our district - Grosmont, Gulugaba and Wandoan,” she explained.
"It was very well supported, we had some kids' entertainment on Saturday afternoon for free for all the kids, and we had a band on Saturday night which everyone enjoyed.
"The campdrafting was very good; we had some beautiful cattle.”
The weekend featured events ranging from a mini campdraft for children seven-years-old and under, to juniors, juveniles, novice, open, and a new event, the Big Show.
Newton said in all there was about 180 competitors ranging from five to 80-years-old.
"There was lots of happy campdrafters,” she said.
"The line of cattle that we had was fantastic and the campdrafting was of a very high standard, and the support and sponsorship from the companies and businesses around our district was amazing so we are hoping to come out with a decent donation towards our P&Cs from the event.”
Newton explained the campdraft committee picked a different group to fundraise for each year.
"Last year we did a Royal Flying Doctors Draft, the year before that we did a junior football club draft, and the year before that we did a kindy draft, so... whatever local community group is needing to do something.
"The campdraft community feels that our kids are a very important aspect of our community and we would like to put some funds towards their education.”
The committee would like to thank cattle donors Yackatoon Droughtmasters, the Sands family, McLennnan family, Liddle family and Westman family.