Along they came if they wanted to rock ’n’ roll

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Marissa New­man­

THERE was a feel­ing of days gone by in the air as Mun­dub­bera chan­nelled all things retro.

The first Mun­dub­bera Rock ’n’ Roll Danc­ing Long Week­end was held on the Queen’s Birth­day week­end, with net prof­its go­ing to the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

There were retro pin-up girls tak­ing part in the first ever Miss Mun­dub­bera Cit­rus Queens pageant, mar­ket stalls sell­ing retro and vin­tage items, food, drink and of course lots of rock ’n’ roll danc­ing.

It all kicked off on Fri­day af­ter­noon with a live rock ’n’ roll demon­stra­tion out­side the town hall, then that night there were lessons for be­gin­ners so they could learn a few steps to take part in the rest of the week­end.

Lessons con­tin­ued on Satur­day and Sun­day then a live band played on dur­ing the night to al­low peo­ple to show­case the moves they had learnt.

The main at­trac­tion of the week­end was the retro pin-up girl pageant, with the crow­ing of Miss Mun­dub­bera Cit­rus Queen and Princess.

The week­end was or­gan­ised by the Mun­dub­bera En­ter­prise As­so­ci­a­tion in con­junc­tion with the Bil­l­abong Mo­tor Inn.

Barry Mitchell from the Bil­l­abong Mo­tor Inn said one of the aims of the week­end was to bring out­side vis­i­tors and money to Mun­dub­bera.

“This was a huge suc­cess,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said the ladies who en­tered in the pageant all said they would re­turn next year if the event went ahead.

“Hope­fully we get it up and go­ing again next year,” he said.

It is hoped the event will con­tinue to grow to pro­mote Mun­dub­bera as a tourist des­ti­na­tion.

As al­ways, many hands make light work, so Mr Mitchell is hop­ing to get some help to make the event an even big­ger suc­cess next year.

He is un­sure of the to­tal amount raised for the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion as he is still count­ing do­na­tions.

The foun­da­tion aims to have zero deaths from breast can­cer by 2030.


QUEENS OF RETRO: The con­tes­tants in the Miss Mun­dub­bera pageant pose for a photo be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion be­gins.

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