Bilby Easter egg hunt fun for Charleville
CHARLEVILLE Miss Showgirl 2018 entrant Suzie Berry held a fundraiser day promoting the environment, native wildlife and sustainability on the weekend.
Ms Berry decided to organise the event around Easter to promote the Bilbies Not Bunnies campaign and show children the amazing animals Australia has in Charleville.
The Easter Bilby hunt had about 25 families attend, with children hunting for colourful rocks to trade in for chocolate bilbies.
“The day was about raising awareness of threatened species and promoting the message of bilbies not bunnies for Easter in Australia,” Ms Berry said.
“Bunnies do a lot of damage to the Australian landscape and I think it’s important for aussie kids to learn about our Australian natives and the impact introduced species can have on them.”
The day also included egg painting, colouring in, bilby mask making, face painting, bilby painting, bilby chocolate hunt, a barbecue and a visit from Sarah the Bilby.
“I'm extremely happy with how the day turned out, I feel like my platform is being used to promote environmental awareness.”
RAISING AWARENESS: Miss Showgirl entrant Suzie Berry with Kat and Fern, from the Bilby Centre.