SWINE SURPRISE: Tom Johnson shows off some of the work for BaconFest.
SWINE SURPRISE: Tom Johnson shows off some of the work for BaconFest. Elaelah Harley

Men's Shed preps pigs and more for BaconFest

KINGAROY Men's Shed members have been pigging out of late, but it's not what you think.

The community group has been crafting creations for BaconFest, including as many wooden pigs as they can.

Tom Johnson said the group had been hard at work for about five months.

"But it won't stop after the event, just like last year,” Mr Johnson said.

"Little bits gradually go on, and then when the next year comes around, we wait for the BaconFest committee to come to us and tell us what they want before we go into production.

"There have been some changes this year with the seating for the main streets, and the signposts being made will be done by someone else, but we're still doing the pigs that will go on them,” he said.

"It's all to take the pressure off of us so that we can do the other work that comes in.”

Mr Johnson said the men had the BaconFest jobs perfected, however they often got sidetracked by other jobs that came their way.

"We have to put off what we're doing to meet those deadlines. It's amazing the amount of people who come in and ask if they can have some things fixed up,” he said.

"Sometimes we get so many people coming in, that we have to tell them they'll have to wait until after BaconFest for us to finish the job.

"They're all happy about that, because they all know what BaconFest does for the town.”

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