True ded­i­ca­tion to jams sec­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE MT PERRY SHOW -

MOUNT Perry Show stew­ard Betty Au­gus­tine has been in the role for 48 years and at 90 years of age is not ready to slow down.

“It will be 48 years this year that I’ve been part of the show, it makes me feel pretty good and I’m still go­ing to be there this time to do it again,” Mrs Au­gus­tine said.

“One of the com­mit­tee mem­bers told me I have to do 50 years be­fore I can ex­pect any long ser­vice leave.

“I keep my­self busy all the time, I think I’m still use­ful for some­thing and it is al­ways lovely to be in Mount Perry.”

Mrs Au­gus­tine’s association with the show goes back to her child­hood days.

“My mother was a mem­ber of the show and worked in the cake sec­tion, as she was getting older I took over from her for a lit­tle while,” Mrs Au­gus­tine said.

“When the lady who had my role be­fore me left I took it on and haven’t stopped since.”

Mrs Au­gus­tine is the stew­ard for the jams sec­tion of the show.

“Since I have been do­ing this for 48 years I’ve never been able to en­ter any­thing into the com­pe­ti­tions,” Mrs Au­gus­tine said.

In her role as stew­ard Mrs Au­gus­tine has a long show day ahead of her and she wouldn’t want it any other way.

“I have to ar­rive at the show grounds by around 6.15am,” Mrs Au­gus­tine said.

“I will get home at about

❝ I’m still use­ful for some­thing and it is al­ways lovely to be in Mount Perry. — Betty Au­gus­tine

9pm that night and you have to be there for the peo­ple who want to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion.

“It makes you feel wanted and you have a good turn for the day see­ing how you have done your part to help the com­mu­nity.”

Mrs Au­gus­tine said the show brings peo­ple back to the re­gion.

“We see a lot of peo­ple once a year for the show and we al­ways make them feel wel­come,” she said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HOME MADE JAM: Mrs Au­gus­tine en­joys see­ing all the home made jams at the Mount Perry Show.

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