Fol­low sugar jour­ney from pad­dock to plate

Isis Town and Country - - News -

HAVE you ever won­dered how the sugar you pour into your morn­ing cup of tea gets there from the cane fields that sur­round the Isis re­gion?

As part of this year’s Childers Fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion, Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil, through its Childers Friends of the Fes­ti­val group, has or­gan­ised a tour that will re­veal the amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion from sugar cane to sugar crys­tal.

The coun­cil’s com­mu­nity ser­vices spokes­woman Judy Peters said the tour, to be held in Childers on Fri­day evening July 24, would fea­ture ex­pert com­men­tary and in­volve vis­its to all the key sites as­so­ci­ated with sugar pro­duc­tion.

“The tour will start with a visit to a sugar cane farm to wit­ness me­chan­i­cal har­vest­ing then progress to the Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill for a guided tour and fi­nally to another farm to view the rare spec­ta­cle of a cane fire,” she said.

“Over the years it had be­come in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to be able to source this form of in­sight.

“We are ex­tremely grate­ful to dis­trict farm­ers and the di­rec­tors and man­age­ment of Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill for part­ner­ing with coun­cil to present this tour.”

Cr Peters said the tour cost of $35 in­cluded bus col­lec­tion from the Cres­cent St car park and a bar­be­cue on re­turn pro­vided by the Ro­tary Club of Childers. Visit childer­s­fes­ti­val.com.au.

PHOTO: SI­MON YOUNG BUN181013SUG27

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