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