Murgon's socking it to the world

SOCKS OFF: Neil Rose is trying to break a number of sock world records.
SOCKS OFF: Neil Rose is trying to break a number of sock world records. Tobi Loftus

IT'S time for South Burnett residents to roll up their socks to support a special event aimed at breaking several sock-related world records being held in Murgon this Saturday.

Event organiser Neil Rose said planning for the event was going well.

"We've got socks coming in,” he said. "We'll be all set up by Friday - all we need is a huge crowd.

"My estimation is we have a couple of hundred socks but need more than that probably.

"Hopefully people bring heaps of old socks with them on the day.”

Mr Rose said he was attempting to break and create several world records, including the biggest sock fight, furthest sock throw, longest sock rope, highest number of socks caught by one person, number of socks rolled in a minute and more.

"The sock fight will be the highlight,” he said.

"People who go to the markets in Nanango won't miss out on the sock fight as it will be later in the afternoon, at about 3pm.

"A lot of the other attempts will be made throughout the day from 11am.”

Mr Rose said people he had talked to were excited about the event.

"Because it will be fun and it will different and it will be about world records,” he said.

"It will put the South Burnett on the world map as being a place for fun.

"Quite a few businesses have gotten behind the event too.”

Mr Rose said he urged attendees to bring video cameras such as GoPros to capture the craziness of the event.

The Family Fun Day will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Murgon this Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

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