Laughter warms up revellers
COLD could not keep people away from the annual Camp Oven Comedy in Monogorilby.
Warmed by campfires, Camp Oven revellers were treated to bush poetry and entertainment.
The seventh Camp Oven Comedy, held last Saturday, raised money for RACQ CareFlight.
“We had been helped by CareFlight in the past, when my husband was sick, and I thought we would help them (CareFlight),” organiser Sheryl Barker said.
“They go so far and wide, so they were a good choice to fundraise for.”
The Camp Oven Comedy started out as a challenge when Ms Barker’s husband and son dared her to ask one of the naked poets out to Monogorilby.
Since the first event seven years ago, it has grown from 55 people attending to this year having 85 people enjoying the show.
More than 10 volunteers helped to make sure the event ran smoothly and the crowd was predominantly made up of grey nomads.
Eileen and Keith McCann and Stewart and Shelley Decourcy made the trek out to Monogorilby from Bundaberg.
They were part of a group of eight who travelled together to the Camp Oven Comedy after discovering it on the North Burnett Regional Council’s website.
“This is a little bit off the beaten track, which we like,” Mr Decourcy said.
“It’s been brilliant,” Ms McCann added.
LAUGHS AND FLAMES: Warming fires at the Camp Oven Comedy night helped revellers enjoy the event at Monogorilby.