Thousands up for grabs at upcoming Roma Picnic Races
After a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, the Inky & Moss Fashions on the Field looks set to be a huge highlight of the Roma Picnic Races this month.
Thanks to the generous support of their sponsors, the Roma Picnics Committee have supercharged the prize pool with up to $15,000 worth of goodies up for grabs.
“We know most ladies need a little incentive to put themselves out there on the catwalk
so we’ve really worked hard to make sure they are well rewarded,” Fashions on the
Field co-ordinator Sarah Parkinson said.
“We’ve got amazing accommodation packages from Peninsular Resort at Mooloolaba
and The Docks on Goodwin in Brisbane, diamond earrings from Robert White Jewellery
valued at $6000 and very generous vouchers from local Roma businesses like
Coomber Bros Jewellers, Susie’s Gifts Galore and the Bungil Creek Motel.”
The Roma Picnics weekend will kick off with the already sold out Black Toyota Black Tie
Ball on Friday, March 26 and continue with a packed race day on Saturday, March 27.
Gates open at 11am on Saturday with the Club Hotel Calcutta kicking off at 11.30am,
followed by a five race program, the Roma Communications Afternoon Tea and live
music until late with Brisbane band, Groove Elements.
Tickets are to be purchased in advance via romapicnicraces.com.au
This year Roma-based fashion and homewares specialist Inky & Moss has come on
board as the naming sponsor.
Inky & Moss has a big following throughout regional Queensland and beyond with their
flagship Roma store well supported by a busy online shop and strong social media
Owner Chrissy Chandler has been a keen supporter of the Roma Picnics over many
years and said the event held special significance for her.
“My husband Gus and I have very fond memories of many Roma Picnics and I’m thrilled
to be sponsoring,” Chrissy said.
“For us, it’s just about supporting a great local event that brings our community together
every year in a very special way.
“There’s no other event that feels quite like the Roma Picnics.”
Chrissy will join James White from Robert White Jewellery and Morgan Choherty from
Frocked Dress Hire on the judging panel while local lady Donaugh Shirley will act as the
Master of Ceremonies.
Chrissy said it was tough to pick a favourite trend for 2021 but noted the Roma Picnics’
catwalk always attracted high level fashion.
“What I really love about fashion is that anything goes and I love that there will be so
many different outfits, colours and patterns. There really are no rules,” she said.
“I can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing and I especially love that this year we’ll be
seeing the most gorgeous dresses and skirts paired with sneakers. This is by far my
favourite fashion trend.”
Four categories will be hotly contested:
- 1. Alex Taylor Classic Lady
- 2. Contemporary Lady
- 3. Best Headwear
- 4. Best dressed Couple
Prizes are awarded to the winner and runner-up with a gift for all finalists in each
Entries will open from 12pm with judging to take place just after 3pm.
The Roma Picnic Races committee wish to thank the following sponsors for their kind
support: Inky & Moss, Robert Taylor and Family, Robert White Jewellers, McAuley
Contracting, Mitchell Ogilvie, Samantha Ogilvie, Bungil Creek Motel, Coomber Bros
Jewellers, Susie’s Gifts Galore, Roma Home Improvement Centre, Amanda Brooks,
Polly & Peaches Headwear, Limetree Cottage, Gretel Lane, Moorelands Bush Nursery,
Roma Newsagency & Book Shop, Tivoli Rose Skin and Beauty, Peninsular Resort, The
Docks on Goodwin, em&me, Roma Turf Club, Dalby Picnic Races, Afros.