LifestyleBundaberg 4WD club attends Mount Perry Show

Bundaberg 4WD club attends Mount Perry Show

Club members ready to lend a hand.
Club members ready to lend a hand at the Mount Perry Show.

The Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club has had a long history with Mount Perry and with this year’s 77th show run recently we headed up to help once again, by setting up for the show and volunteering to fill in where we were needed on the big day.

Helping the kitchen staff organise the food in preparation for the big event was part of the fun, and freshly made scones for our smoko will be something we [will] definitely be looking forward to again next year.

The weather gods unfortunately decided to not play fair on the one day of the year the show runs, with showers persisting throughout the day, till mid-afternoon when the heavens opened.

Show Day fun kicked off early with horse and cattle events, dog showing, sideshow alley, camp draft, ringside entertainment and a new event, the chainsaw racing, going ahead despite the conditions.

This year’s event had three money giveaways during the afternoon which you were able to join in by getting an entry ticket on arrival at the show.

As part of the activities, they had a knitting and crocheting competition that one of our members, Debra Murphy, entered at the last minute, with prompting from the crowd.

Deb made us proud with a third place win, and some pocket money for her effort. 

Sideshow alley
Sideshow alley.

Our very own club members, Nev and Colleen Shield, entered a multitude of items in the various pavilion categories and came away with a few wins, topping it off with the “Show Champion Cake”.

Club member Jason DeSanctis’s mother Rose, also entered a multitude of categories, giving the Sheilds a run for their money, and even beating them at some.

The members that camped over got to sample the goods and were left even more after helping remove their camper’s awning, that tried to fly away in the night, wrapping itself over the roof of their setup.

Music into the evening kept the crowd entertained, as unfortunately the planned Chainsaw races and fireworks had to be cancelled.

Small country towns are struggling to get volunteers to help with their major events, so as a club we like to help where we can.

They also need the local communities to attend events like the show so they can keep the tradition alive.

We are grateful for the support of property owners in the area that let us access the special places that our club gets to drive to and look forward to more trips to the area.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via email, on the net or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Brad Praed
Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc.



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