Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Crowd Basks in Winter Sunshine

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Crowd Basks in Winter Sunshine

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Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au

ORGANISERS have hailed Proserpine's Show Whitsunday a success, despite economic difficulties that have been facing the region.

Show Whitsunday vice president Donna Rogers said attendance numbers were slightly less than the usual 10,000 at the event, held on Friday and Saturday.

However, this was expected after the tough times being faced by the region's sugar and tourism industries, along with the sugar cane crush starting a week early, she said.

C[pounds sterling]I believe on Friday night Sideshow Alley was packed to capacity, which was pleasing,C[yen] Ms Rogers said.

C[pounds sterling]It was pretty popular.

C[pounds sterling]We were very fortunate with the weather Co we couldn't have been luckier.

C[pounds sterling]We had a brilliant fireworks display.C[yen]

Ms Rogers said the Australian Defence Force group drill team performed several times each day.

C[pounds sterling]They were great,C[yen] she said. …

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