For­get trou­bles at fair

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

BIGGEN­DEN Apex Club mem­bers know times are tough and the club wants peo­ple to for­get their trou­bles and come out for a night of en­ter­tain­ment at the up­com­ing Christ­mas Fair on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 20.

Club sec­re­tary Rob­bie Radel said he hoped res­i­dents could try and put ev­ery­thing to one side and come and en­joy a cheap night out with plenty of great en­ter­tain­ment and, at the same time, catch up with friends.

“We or­gan­ise the car­ni­val for the town’s en­joy­ment,” he said.

“Any money raised on the night goes back into the com­mu­nity.”

The car­ni­val will get un­der way in the main business area from 5pm but the streets will be closed from 3–10pm.

An ac­tion-packed pro­gram is planned – from mar­ket stalls, of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of gifts, home bak­ing, jew­ellery and craft suit­able for Christ­mas gifts to a va­ri­ety of rides and amuse­ments for the chil­dren by Jumping Mad Jit­ter­bugs.

The club will have its jumping cas­tle while the Apex train will weave its way around the streets for both young and old to climb on board.

Var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions will be sell­ing hot chips, seafood, snow cones, soft serve ice-cream, cold drinks, glow sticks, lol­lies and face paint­ing.

Apex Club mem­bers will be of­fer­ing great value for money for their burg­ers when they man the bar­be­cue. Mem­bers will also be out and about sell­ing tick­ets in the ham and seafood wheel.

Cir­cus and street per­former Ty­rone O’Reilly of Monto will be mak­ing a re­peat ap­pear­ance.

Michelle Radel is in charge of or­gan­is­ing the Christ­mas Chal­lenge and is look­ing for teams of three to be in­volved.

It is un­der­stood this chal­lenge may in­volve a Christ­mas tree, dec­o­ra­tions and a Santa out­fit.

Busi­nesses have been en­cour­aged to re­main open, so res­i­dents can take the time to browse and do some last-minute Christ­mas shop­ping.

An added at­trac­tion will be the draw­ing of the Biggen­den Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try’s Shop Lo­cally pro­mo­tion prize of a hol­i­day as the win­ner will have to be present to claim the prize.

Cham­ber mem­bers will also be in­volved and will be of­fer­ing wine and cheese tast­ing at their stall.

Mr Radel said the Biggen­den Apex Club had con­trib­uted dol­lar for dol­lar with the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil in the Light Up Biggen­den pro­mo­tion.

Win­ners will be an­nounced and pre­sented with their prizes on the night.

Santa should ar­rive with treats for the chil­dren about 7.30–8pm. After Santa departs for parts un­known, the fire­works will light up the skies.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

CAR­NI­VAL IS COM­ING: The Apex train is al­ways popular with the younger gen­er­a­tion at the Biggen­den Apex Club's Christ­mas fair.

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