Story attracts US attention
Biggenden Droughtbusters continue fundraising for fellow farmers
A STORY in the Central and North Burnett Times about the Biggenden Droughtbusters has attracted international attention.
One of the faces behind Biggenden Droughtbusters, Julie Just said there had been a good response to the story.
“Our biggest surprise was receiving an email from Lions International in Chicago wanting their journalist to do a story,” Mrs Just said
“I just thought ‘wow’.” Mrs Just thought she would leave that interview for fellow Droughtbusters, Lea (Treloar) and Roz (Buczma) to deal with.
“They can be our international correspondents,” she said.
In the meantime, fundraising continues to gather momentum.
The group’s fortnightly meat trays and seafood vouchers were snapped up on Friday night.
After a few donations were thrown in, they raised more than $500.
Mrs Just said schools were also getting on board, with Coalstoun Lakes organising a farmers day on Friday, November 2, and Biggenden State School still to set a date for a fundraiser.
“Biggenden State School Student Council is looking at organising a sausage sizzle like they did last year for Drought Angels,” she said.
“Both schools are more than happy to have a donation bin for non-perishable items.”
Upcoming fundraising events include a bowls day on November 3 from 10am to 5pm, which includes a barbecue lunch.
Entertainment for the farmers dinner on Saturday November 10, has been sponsored by First National Childers. Tickets are $20 per person and will go on sale soon.
Patrons will be encouraged to come dressed as farmers.
Mrs Just believed this campaign would continue.
“We have other ideas for fundraising events but they would probably be held in the new year,” she said.