Fun-filled day on fore­shore with To­day

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CROWDS packed the Air­lie Beach fore­shore yes­ter­day morn­ing to wel­come the To­day Show team to the re­gion for their live broad­cast.

Lo­cal Char­lie Bell had the chance to meet his idols dur­ing an ad break.

The team rode on jet skis cour­tesy of Whit­sun­day Jet­ski Tours and Whit­sun­day Pi­o­neer Jets.

Whit­sun­day Jet­ski Tours owner Toni Ward said it had been a great op­por­tu­nity to show off the Whit­sun­days.

“We got that cov­er­age to pro­mote not only our­selves, but what a great re­gion we’re in,” she said.

“We were re­ally su­per happy with that.”

The team also par­tic­i­pated in a mud crab peel­ing com­pe­ti­tion run by the owner of Air­lie’s Fish D’Vine and Rum Bar, Kev Collins.

Mr Collins taught Tim, Karl and Lisa the art of mud crab peel­ing, say­ing he was im­pressed with their ef­forts.

“Lisa won which I wasn’t ex­pect­ing be­cause Karl is a Queens­lan­der and it’s one of our iconic seafoods,” he said.

The Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic also re­ceived a great deal of at­ten­tion, with Lisa Wilkin­son giv­ing a spe­cial men­tion to the event.

Gavin “Butto” But­lin said they were over the moon with the wrap.

“We were down there at 5.30am and part of the crowd and had about 40 peo­ple down there in t-shirts,” he said.

The To­day Team to­gether at the Air­lie Beach fore­shore.

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