Burdekin opens its doors to visitors

The Burdekin will open its doors on April 5 when Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) brings up to 100 people to sample the delights of our region.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Open Day was an opportunity for businesses and community groups to take advantage of the extra numbers on this day.

“The weekend of April 5-6 will be particularly busy with bocce being held here as part of the North Queensland Games and the Burdekin Junior Rugby League Football Club Shane Muspratt Challenge Under-12 carnival,” he said.

“There’s also the Time 4 Kids Gala Dinner on the Saturday night and the Rotary Club of Ayr 2014 Duck Race and Toad Day Out at Plantation Park on Sunday morning.

“Townsville Enterprise will bring a bus load of people from Townsville on Saturday and they are encouraging others to follow in their own cars.

“The TEL visitors will spend the morning in the Ayr CBD shopping and having lunch and we would like to encourage businesses to have sidewalk sales and extended business hours.

“I would also encourage community groups wanting to fundraise, through cake stalls, sausage sizzle or raffles, to do so on this day.”

Mr Vaccaro said the TEL visitors also would be taken on a tour of Home Hill tourist spots such as Ashworth’s Rock Shop, the Home Hill Comfort Stop and the Lions Diorama.

“We want to create a buzz in the Burdekin for this day to encourage these visitors to go home and tell their family/friends about us and come back to our beautiful region,” he said.

If anyone wants to participate in this event, please contact the Economic and Community Development section on 4783 9832.

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