Wrap­ping up the day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THIS year’s event came to life with the ar­rival of Older and Wiser in the af­ter­noon.

Peo­ple got up and sung along as the band went through it’s cat­a­logue of clas­sic cov­ers.

“They knew the songs; so when the band were play­ing, they’d go up and play Hotel Cal­i­for­nia and peo­ple knew ev­ery word of the songs,” Mrs John­son said.

“Two of our mem­bers used to be in bands, and they had not lost their touch.”

Mrs John­son said the band came up at cost specif­i­cally to sup­port the bush.

“They re­duced their price to as­sist the re­stock­ing ef­fort and try and bring peo­ple to the bush.”

“We had a lot of sup­port; a lot of peo­ple came up from the coast to give us a hand.”

Although miss­ing out on the races and the com­pe­ti­tion was a set­back, Mrs John­son said the day still man­aged to turn a profit.

“We didn’t get the big num­bers that we hoped for con­sid­er­ing the work, but the peo­ple that were there we were amazed with.”

“We prob­a­bly got about 70, 80 peo­ple there when we hoped for 200, but be­cause there were peo­ple who didn’t stay the whole day or came in the af­ter­noon.”

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