Isis sugar mill tour set for the fes­ti­val

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE sugar in­dus­try has been a part of the Bundaberg re­gion land­scape for in ex­cess of 100 years.

The Childers Fes­ti­val saw the in­tro­duc­tion of a sugar in­dus­try tour where fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers part­nered with the Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill in show­cas­ing the in­dus­try.

Cr Judy Peters said the co-op­er­a­tion of­fered by the Mill had been out­stand­ing and the sugar in­dus­try tour had been a sell-out.

“The tours, to be held on Thurs­day and Fri­day the 28th and 29th of July, will in­volve a visit to a farm to watch me­chan­i­cal cane har­vest­ing and to see a mill lo­co­mo­tive haul­ing away the cane to the Isis Mill.

“Par­tic­i­pants are then taken on site to view as­pects of the mill op­er­a­tion from the com­fort of their coaches be­fore head­ing to an­other prop­erty to wit­ness a cane fire which has be­come a rare part of mod­ern sugar har­vest­ing.

“The tour will con­clude with a bar­be­cue din­ner pro­vided in Childers by the lo­cal Ro­tary ser­vice club.”

Cr Peters said the sugar in­dus­try tour was one of the ini­tia­tives pro­posed by the Friends of the Fes­ti­val, a Childers think tank that had pro­duced some great ini­tia­tives to run in con­junc­tion with the an­nual Childers Fes­ti­val.

Coaches will de­part Bundaberg River­side Park­land at 2.45pm on both days and from the Cres­cent St carpark in Childers at 3.30pm.

Book­ings for the tour can be made by con­tact­ing 4130 4100 or on­line at childer­s­fes­ti­val.com.au.

All in­clu­sive cost of the tour is $39 for adults and $15 for chil­dren un­der 12.

CHILDERS FES­TI­VAL: An Isis Sugar Mill Tour will show­case the sugar in­dus­try, from har­vest­ing to the fi­nal prod­uct.

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