Plenty of fun at Mt Perry next month

Central and North Burnett Times - - OUT& ABOUT -

THE Mt Perry Fun Day and Truck Pull are on again on Satur­day, Au­gust 13 with all the en­ter­tain­ment the North Burnett has come to ex­pect from the day.

Evo­lu­tion Mines Fun Day li­ai­son officer Ani­taWard said the day would once again fo­cus on bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether for a fun day and to raise aware­ness for pre­ven­tion of youth sui­cide.

“The Mt Perry Fun Day is just that, a day of fun for the whole fam­ily,” MrsWard said.

“This year we will have mar­ket stalls, games, pro­fes­sional roller skat­ing de­mos, chain­saw races as well as live night time en­ter­tain­ment and of course the Evo­lu­tion Min­ing Dump Truck Pull.”

The truck pull is of­fer­ing large cash prizes and to win you must or­gan­ise a mixed gen­der team and be the fastest to pull the 90 tonne min­ing dump truck.

The win­ning adult and pri­mary school teams will win $1000 per team with prizes for sec­ond and third also.

The truck will be un­loaded, with the brake off and must be pulled for 10 me­tres along the Mt Perry main street.

Pri­mary School chil­dren are also en­cour­aged to en­ter teams who will be pulling the lo­cal fire truck over the same dis­tance.

Cur­rently the time to beat is 15 sec­onds, can your team do bet­ter?

“We will also have the Red Frogs work­shop and demon­stra­tions at the skate park and the Mt Perry Line Dancers,” MrsWard said.

“But that’s not all; we will also have a Mines Res­cue Op­er­a­tion which will be a sim­u­lated car crash in the mid­dle of town.”

Mt Perry has a rich heritage of wood chop­ping in it will once again be a cen­tre piece of the fun day.

“The pop­u­lar wood chop­ping and chain­saw race is back,” MrsWard said.

“And we have games like Speed Ball where we will see who can throw a tennis ball the fastest with a speed gun be­ing sup­plied by the Gin Gin Po­lice Sta­tion,” Mrs Ward said.

The CAT Dump Truck Sim­u­la­tor is also re­turn­ing to the fun day giv­ing peo­ple the chance to see what it feels like be­hind the wheel of a min­ing truck.

“And any­one still wish­ing to have a stall at the mar­kets can con­tact me.”

You can con­tact Mrs Ward for fur­ther de­tails about the mar­kets on 4156 2222.

PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

MAN VS MA­CHINE: One of the teams from last year pulling the big dump truck down the main street of Mt Perry.

The dump truck sim­u­la­tor is re­turn­ing to the Mt Perry Fun Day.

Some teams like to add a lit­tle bit of extra fun to the truck pull such as mul­let wigs.

Last year’s Mt Perry Pri­mary School Team Win­ners show­ing off their mus­cle af­ter a big win.

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