Two decades of Mount Perry wood­chop

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Adam McCleery

THE Mount Perry Grand Ho­tel will host the 23rd An­nual Mount Perry Wood­chop this Satur­day to com­ple­ment the big day of Mount Perry events.

En­try is free and will take place on the front lawn of the Mount Perry Grand Ho­tel, start­ing at 10am and run­ning un­til late.

Spec­ta­tors have the chance to get in­volved and win prize money with the Wood­chop­per Auc­tion.

This year is also a spe­cial event be­ing held in the hon­our of Morris Din­gle.

Wood­chop­per Noel Car­bery com­peted in the same event last year and has been in­volved with the sport for three decades.

“This sport is a great way to stay fit and it cre­ates a more func­tional strength,” Mr Car­bery said.

He said the sport was great for spec­tat­ing and Mount Perry had a rich his­tory of wood­chop­ping.

“It’s hard not to get into it when you are in Mount Perry,” Mr Car­bery said.

The an­nual wood­chop of­fers great fam­ily at­mos­phere with fun for all ages in­clud­ing a jump­ing cas­tle and loads of kid ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mar­ket stalls will also have lo­cally sourced arts and crafts for sale along with a bar­be­cue lunch and cof­fee on of­fer.

After the 5pm auc­tion, the me­chan­i­cal bull will be rolled out, along with live en­ter­tain­ment and a fully li­censed bar.

There is some­thing for ev­ery­one this week­end in Mount Perry.

Spec­ta­tors will also see mul­ti­ple gen­er­a­tions of the same fam­ily com­pet­ing in the wood­chop­ping com­pe­ti­tion, mostly the Din­gle fam­ily.

Tal­ented wood­chop­per Kurt Din­gle has been build­ing on that fam­ily legacy.

“It feels good to be the next gen­er­a­tion and to keep it run­ning in the fam­ily is an­other bonus,” Mr Din­gle said.

“They can teach us a lot be­cause they have been there and done it.”

The Oc­to­ber wood­chop­ping com­pe­ti­tion is tra­di­tion­ally the start of the end of the sea­son for the Mount Perry ax­e­men as they start to wind down for the Christ­mas pe­riod.

So this could be your last chance in a while to catch some of the ex­cit­ing wood­chop­ping ac­tion in Mount Perry.

■ You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the event on the Mount Perry Ho­tel Facebook page.


CLEAN CUT: Luke Din­gle fin­ish­ing off his wood­chop at Mt Perry.

The wood­chop is hard fought at Mt Perry.

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