First-timers have great day

Central and North Burnett Times - - MT PERRY SHOW -

AL­THOUGH many of the show’s at­ten­dees know what to ex­pect from the “au­then­tic coun­try show” put on at Mt Perry, for many it was their first time.

Isaac Banda and his fam­ily had a stall sell­ing jew­ellery made from re­cy­cled bot­tles.

“Busi­ness was a lit­tle slow for us, but it was a great day to be a part of,” Isaac said.

Kallila said the old bot­tles were moulded into beads in Ghana, be­fore her fa­ther im­ported them to Aus­tralia and made them into jew­elry.

People also had the op­tion of just buy­ing the beads if they wanted to make their own jew­elry.

The fam­ily lives in Gin Gin and reg­u­larly vis­its the lo­cal mar­kets and other ar­eas close to Bund­aberg to sell their wares.

“But it is our first time to come out this way,” Michael Asub­on­teng said.

“It is fun, but to­day it is so hot!”

Isaac threw him­self into the day’s fes­tiv­i­ties and played the drums for the band Sankofa with Sean Kelly, Francine Jonedyke and Jayson Kok­les.

The unique beat pro­duced by the per­cus­sion and vo­cal based group was pop­u­lar with the lunch-time crowd.

“We even had in­ter­est from people want­ing to book us for other events,” he said.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

FIRST TIME SHOW­MEN: Isaac Banda (left) and his fam­ily run a stall that sells jew­ellery made out of re­cy­cled bot­tles at the Mt Perry Show.

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