Businesses showcase the region to visitors
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.”