Laugh­ter warms up rev­ellers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: KATHER­INE KOKKO­NEN

LAUGHS AND FLAMES: Warm­ing fires at the Camp Oven Com­edy night helped rev­ellers en­joy the event at Mono­go­rilby.

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