Thursday, March 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cut Out Party Coming Soon

A new date has been announced for the second annual Cut Out Party which is due to be held on Saturday 18 March.

The event has been postponed twice, once because the crushing season was extended last year and secondly because of bad weather at the beginning of this year.

It is hoped that the third time will be a charm with this popular sugar industry celebration.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the local sugar community, from the farmers to the mill workers and everyone in between.

“This year we are also acknowledging the other partners that contribute to this industry,” said organiser Elaine Riley.

“From the local tyre companies to the fuel and fertiliser companies, the providers of machinery and equipment and those who carry out the mechanical repairs and also those that are top-end suppliers to the milling enterprise.

“The diversity from within the community is both enormous and encompassing.”

Tickets are now on sale and include nibblies, a BBQ dinner, sweets, all drinks and a complimentary stubby holder.

On the night there will be prize giveaways and a charity auction.

There will also be live music and entertainment on the night and free party bags for all the kids.

In 2021, the inaugural event raised $12,000 for the Black Dog Institute and it is hoped that this year’s beneficiary, RACQ CQ Rescue, will receive a similar donation.

WHAT: Cut Out Party

WHEN: Saturday, March 18

WHERE: Proserpine Showgrounds

TICKETS: $75 per head, $15 children 7-17, 6 and under are free


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