Car­a­vans head to Kingaroy for chair­man’s muster

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

ABOUT 200 peo­ple in about 100 car­a­vans will de­scend on Kingaroy next month for the 2017 Aus­tralian Car­a­van Club’s Chair­man’s Muster.

Chair­man Craig Humphrey said the chair­man’s muster would be held at the Kingaroy Show­grounds from March 9– 14.

“Regis­tra­tions for the Kingaroy chair­man’s muster have far ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions,” Mr Humphrey said.

“So far, we have over 200 peo­ple com­ing in 105 RVs and regis­tra­tions have not yet closed.

“I have to say, the at­trac­tions that the South Bur­nett re­gion has to of­fer have sparked quite a wave of in­ter­est amongst mem­bers.”

Mr Humphrey said as well as en­joy­ing the usual happy hour where mem­bers would share friend­ship, swap trav­el­ling tales and exchange ideas about any­thing from safety to tech­ni­cal tips, mem­bers at­tend­ing the muster would have plenty to see and do dur­ing their stay.

“Ac­tiv­i­ties on the pro­posed agenda in­clude a night visit to the Kingaroy Ob­ser­va­tory, a visit to the En­deav­our bis­cuit fac­tory, at­tend­ing South Bur­nett Wine and Food in the Park, a catered din­ner, and morn­ing tea at Mu­lanah Gar­dens,” Mr Humphrey said.

“Our club is very grate­ful to the sup­port that we have been re­ceiv­ing from the South Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil, Kingaroy Show So­ci­ety and the peo­ple of the Kingaroy com­mu­nity who have pro­vided tremen­dous as­sis­tance to our muster com­mit­tee with the or­gan­i­sa­tion of this event.

“The pro­ceeds of any raf­fles will be do­nated to LifeF­light.”

“Re­gions in which our club chair­man’s and na­tional musters are held re­ceive an economic boost as mem­bers shop, dine out, buy fuel, pur­chase gro­ceries sou­venirs and other ne­ces­si­ties, and visit lo­cal at­trac­tions.

“Our club data shows that over the past five years, ACC mem­bers at­tend­ing our an­nual musters have in­jected in ex­cess of $ 1,020,000 shared over the five com­mu­ni­ties where the musters have been held.

The club hold two chair­man’s musters and one na­tional muster each year.

The sec­ond muster will take place in May at Peak Hill, New SouthWales.

The na­tional muster which in­cludes the club an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, will be held at Bin­gara, New SouthWales, in Oc­to­ber.

For more in­for­ma­tion and how to get in­volved, con­tact Craig Humphrey on 0409 605 890.

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HOME BASE: RVs will head our way for the Aus­tralian Car­a­van Club Chair­man’s Muster.

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