First-timers have great day
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.
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.