Kan­garanga Do party at­tracts trav­ellers

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

FAM­I­LIES trav­el­ling through Quilpie to the Birdsville Races stopped off for a spot of coun­try fun at the an­nual Kan­garanga Do Street Party held last Tues­day.

The event drew a crowd of more than 400 rev­ellers, from as far afield as north Queens­land and New South Wales, who were keen to try their hand at one of the un­con­ven­tional ac­tiv­i­ties on the party line-up, such as bath tub rac­ing, wool bal­ing and the in­fa­mous “get your rocks off” rock lift­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

For those only there to watch the ac­tion, there was a range of food stalls, a bar and a DJ that car­ried the event late into the evening.

The party took over the length of Brolga St in town, and was or­gan­ised and spon­sored by the Quilpie Im­pe­rial Ho­tel Mo­tel.

Quilpie Im­pe­rial Ho­tel Mo­tel owner Ann Lewis said the event made for an in­ter­est­ing pit stop for weary trav­ellers.

“This year was con­sis­tent with the last cou­ple, we had a great crowd. Many were trav­ellers stop­ping in on their way to the Birdsville races,” Ms Lewis said.

“This year we even had a mi­nor crash, as two of the tubs ca­reered into the me­dian strip. No­body was hurt, but it was a very funny spec­ta­cle. The bath tubs have a mind of their own once they get going.”

The Adavale team took top prize in the rocks off comp, with the bath­tub derby too close to judge.

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