MUNDUBBERA RETRO REVIVAL
Along they came if they wanted to rock ’n’ roll
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.