PURPLE HAZE: Marian Petersen, Cheyne Parsons and Ashleigh Weitzel went all out at Wendy's.
PURPLE HAZE: Marian Petersen, Cheyne Parsons and Ashleigh Weitzel went all out at Wendy's. Helen Spelitis

Purple haze at shoppingworld

A PURPLE blitz is sweeping through the South Burnett in the lead up to Relay for Life.

Store owners at Kingaroy Shoppingworld pulled out all stops in a bid to win the competition organised by centre management.

Purple clothes filled shop windows and lead to limited availability of purple novelty items.

Wendy's emerged victorious taking home the $100 hamper of biscuits, cheeses and various snacks as well as a bottle of Baileys.

Franchisee Marian Petersen was hopeful that her shop would win.

"We put in a lot of effort and it was definitely worth it for a good cause," she said.

The staff not only wore purple clothes but decorated the shop with purple streamers, purple balloons and even a pair of purple glitter sunglasses.

"Obviously we were really pleased to have won but more importantly the competition stirred up a lot of interest," Ms Petersen said.

"People passing through the centre were constantly asking why we were wearing purple."

South Burnett Relay for Life's Rowena Dionysius said the competition was designed to raise awareness.

 "We want everyone to feel a part of the event and holding the competition at the mall was a good way to reach most people," she said.

"The competition was really hard to judge because people really committed to it.

"There were five main standouts but Wendy's had their staff dress up all week and decorated the store with balloons and just everything purple, purple, purple."

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