Bush bash returns to Brigalow

JUMPING IN: Fun at last year's Brigalow Bush Carnival.
JUMPING IN: Fun at last year's Brigalow Bush Carnival. Matthew Newton

IT IS ONE of the most anticipated events in the community of Brigalow each year, and in 2017, the Brigalow Bush Carnival has a special meaning.

This year's carnival on Saturday, September 16 will be dedicated to Gwenda Olm, who died in November.

There will be plenty of entertainment for all members of the family, with a special ceremony being held with MP David Littleproud.

In the ceremony, Mr Littleproud will unveil a plaque dedicated to Gwenda Olm, as well as unveiling the new construction built near the canteen using the funds from the Community Benefit Trust.

President of the Brigalow Bush Carnival committee, Greg Olm, said the day is aimed at providing fun and smiles on faces.

"I enjoy it for the family atmosphere,” Mr Olm said.

"We have entertainment from nine in the morning through until eight at night for just $4 for adults and kids and students free.

"There are not many other places where you get so much fun and entertainment for such a low price.”

Mr Olm has been either president of vice-president of the committee since 1986, and believes this year's event will be one of its best.

"If you want to go out for a good outing with great entertainment this is the place to be,” Mr Olm said.

"It is a great community event, and a good fun day.”

Mr Olm said the day was a chance for people who were going though a tough time to be able to enjoy a day out with the community.

He said the community support for the carnival this year was as good as he has seen in many years, with well over 100 businesses sponsoring the event.

The traditional Jack and Jill competition has been added to the committee members this year, meaning they too will dress up for the day.

The popular speed-saw events are back this year, which is hoped to be a success.

As usual the CS Energy Power Play contest will be sure to excite the crowds as well as the amateur bullock riding.

Entry costs $4 per adult, with all school students and children entering the event for free.

Proceeds from the event will be going to the Cancer Council.

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