Clinton Stretton parades a Christmas ham prepared by his team at The Little Butcher
Clinton Stretton parades a Christmas ham prepared by his team at The Little Butcher Elaelah Harley

How you can win a free ham for Christmas

THE Little Butcher in Kingaroy is collaborating with the South Burnett Times to give Christmas hams away.

The Little Butcher's owner Clinton Stretton believes it's the perfect season to start giving.

"We're doing a '10 ham give away', so people have to get coupons from the South Burnett Times paper to go in the running to win one of 10 half-hams for free,” he said.

"It's a pretty full on time of the year and we're excited to be helping whoever wins. It's good to promote our product too, so we're pretty happy to get onboard.”

Mr Stretton is aware of how handy winning one of these legs can be.

"The winners who get a Christmas ham will have their Christmas lunch sorted. We know how busy and stressful things can get, so it helps them not only with costs, but by also not having to organise anything,” he said.

Each ham is sourced locally before being carefully crafted by the team.

"We make all of our hams here on site, all by ourselves, and we get all of our pork from Swickers, too. People just have to book in to make an order, and then we'll make them our traditional, wood-smoked hams that cook for about 12 hours,” Mr Stretton said.

It's a long process, so Mr Stretton said people should book in early.

"We've already gotten a lot of orders for hams already, and it's not even quite the end of November yet. We're cooking hams as we speak. It's a crazy time of the year because the centre gets really busy, and the town gets busy, but it's great for tourism and the business,” he said.

"Customers should make their orders by the second week of December, because we'll be starting to book out soon.

"Customers just have to come and ring the shop, and they can get half hams, full hams, boneless hams, turkeys or chickens, you name it. We'll have whatever you want for Christmas lunch.”

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