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Sugar Bush Shindig Coming Soon

Back by popular demand, the ‘Sugar Bush Shindig’, brought to you by the organisers of the Cut Out Party, is counting down the days to its next annual event which is due to be held at the Proserpine Showgrounds next month.

A celebration of our vibrant sugar industry, the family-friendly community party is a time to honour the history of our region, thank the hard-working teams that keep the industry going and also bring everyone together.

This year all proceeds will go to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Section, and the popular charity auction will once again go a long way to boosting fundraising efforts.

“This service is vital to a regional community such as ours and many people have been touched by their services over the years,” said Amanda Hadlow from the Cut Out Party Committee.

Items to be auctioned on the night include a signed Cowboys jersey (donated by Filby's motors, Proserpine), A firepit (built by Strathdickie engineering), a cattle rail (donated by Infrabuild, Mackay), some Crocodile Safari family passes, a family photo shoot with Sue Considine, a socket set and LED head torch (donated by Canegrowers) and various accommodation around the Whitsundays.

The Sugar Bush Shindig is a family event and everyone is invited to come along and celebrate what makes the industry and region special. 

During the event, the RFDS have also arranged for their flight simulator to be present and attendees will get the opportunity to give it a go.

Last year this event raised $38,000 which was donated to the RACQ CQ Rescue Service and organisers are hopeful to reach a similar target once again.

Tickets include a BBQ dinner, drinks and entertainment.

They are now on sale from Whitsunday Tickets, with adults $80 and children aged 6-17 $15 and under 6 are free.

WHAT: Sugar Bush Shindig

WHERE: Proserpine Showgrounds

WHEN: Saturday 9th March from 5pm

TICKETS: Whitsunday Tickets

Caption: Last year’s Cut Out Party was a huge success, and the Sugar Brush Shindig is anticipated to be the same again this year. Photo supplied

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