Yuletide shopping fun
CHRISTMAS has well and truly kicked off around the North Burnett.
And it was done by none better than Monto as about 400 people turned out for its late-night shopping and street party.
The Newton St shopping precinct was closed to cars last Friday but there was plenty of traffic looking at the stalls and enjoying the entertainment. The nightwas as much a social event as it was a chance to do some Christmas shopping.
Jock McLurcan was of many Monto locals who stepped out to enjoy the occasion and the burst of life in the town.
“I sat down and sold tickets for the Endeavour Foundation and watched the world go by,” he said.
“It was great to see the kids out having fun on a pleasant, cool evening.”
Events like this one attract caterers and stallholders from far and wide. And this was no exception. Don Marsh and wife Lorraine served their homemade lemonade to Monto’s late night shoppers.
Normally based at Turkey Beach they’ve spent the past 12 years catering at shows and events around Queensland.
“We started at the Mt Larcom Show in June 2000 and have covered most of the shows from Monto to Kingaroy and also the Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour,” Mr Marsh said.
The end of the event left a happy glow in the town.
QUALITY DROP: Lyn Tucker displays the local wine at Monto’s Late Night Shopping Christmas Street Party.