Marburg Show Matron is Ronda Palmer from Brisbane.
Marburg Show Matron is Ronda Palmer from Brisbane. Ali Kuchel

Marburg Show Ball dances towards annual Show

NEARLY every week for the past 28 years, Ronda Palmer and her husband Kevin have travelled to Marburg for the dances.

But on Saturday night, it was the first time Mrs Palmer was awarded the Marburg Show Society's Matron of the Ball.

Travelling from Brisbane each week, Mrs Palmer said they always enjoyed the Marburg dances.

But the dance on Saturday had become much more special.

"I was really surprised, I just didn't think for a moment that I'd be in the running," Mrs Palmer said.

"They always have such a good crowd, so it is hard for anybody to win, not just me.

About 40 women contended the Matron of the Ball title, taking to the dance floor in front of the judges.

The society announced their 2016 Miss Show Girls, with Laidley lass Stephanie Knight awarded the crown.

SHOW BALL RESULTS

  • Junior show princess: Shelby Hill
  • Junior show prince: Paul Kennedy
  • Best dressed junior male: Sam Webber
  • Show Queen: Skye Hall
  • Show matron: Ronda Palmer
  • Best dressed senior male: John Cox
  • Miss Show Girl 2016: Stephanie Knight
  • Miss Show Girl 2016 runner up: Rosie MacDonald


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