Busi­nesses show­case the re­gion to vis­i­tors

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL -

FOR North Bur­nett busi­nesses, op­por­tu­ni­ties to show­case the re­gion are a wel­comed chal­lenge.

The Bil­l­abong Mo­tor Inn in Mun­dub­bera hosted COFCO del­e­gates on a trade mis­sion to the North Bur­nett and also hosted a spe­cial din­ner.

Co-owner Claire Ste­wart said the there was a lot pres­sure to it, but ul­ti­mately they had a lot of fun.

“We knew how im­por­tant it was for coun­cil, for the grow­ers, and im­por­tant for us too,” Mrs Ste­wart said.

“It’s good to have pres­sure be­cause every­one rises to the chal­lenge and comes through with it.”

For Claire and her hus­band Chris the din­ner was a last minute chal­lenge.

“Coun­cil rang us last Fri­day and said can you do it, so Chris rushed down to the butcher be­fore they shut last Fri­day and asked what lo­cal meat could we have,” Mrs Ste­wart said.

“He got (us) some (lo­cal) pork and beef.

“Chris went down to see Michelle from the Pe­can farm and we got some beau­ti­ful pecans. “It was great.” Pots and Posies owner and coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan also had a bit of added pres­sure as she show­cased the re­gion through flo­ral art on the ta­bles.

“We were try­ing to show the pro­duce that Mun­dub­bera pro­duces,” Cr Whe­lan said.

“This area grows the most won­der­ful pro­duce.

“We’ve got our blue­ber­ries and our pe­can nuts, and cit­rus.”

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