Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beauty Queens Celebrate; Former Winners to Mark 30th Anniversary

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beauty Queens Celebrate; Former Winners to Mark 30th Anniversary

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Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter

TWENTY former Casino Beef Week queens will re-live their glory days to mark the 30th year of the popular festival which starts on Saturday. Organisers of the town's signature event scoured the country to find 28 of the former queens and were able to lure most back to take part in the Beef Week parade on Saturday, May 26.

Casino Beef Week Queen 2012 will be announced at the official opening ceremony on Saturday night. Many of the 65 events which take place during the 10-day festival will pay tribute to its roots which hark back to 1982 when the town came together to produce a festival to celebrate the town's main industry. The festival now sees up to 15,000 people crowd the streets of Casino with around 40,000 people all up estimated to have attended last year.

aIt obviously has grown into an iconic event,a Beef Week president Stuart George said. …

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