Jackie, Melissa, Penny, Taylah and Evelyn at Bunya Nut Cafe.
Jackie, Melissa, Penny, Taylah and Evelyn at Bunya Nut Cafe. Contributed

Small community shows big spirit

A SMALL South Burnett community has thrown their support behind a worthy cause this month, raising thousands of dollars for drought-stricken farmers.

Spearheaded by Main Street Realty, Blackbutt and Benarkin collaborated on a community fundraiser that raised $2738.45 for Drought Angels in just 10 days.

"Main Street do a fundraiser every year, but this year with all the publicity the Drought Angels are getting for supporting the farmers, we wanted to do something as a community, rather than just as a business," Main Street Realty's Tammy Kruger said.

"I had an aim of $2000, and we're all really happy we excelled at that."

The fundraising event started on September 7, and ran through the Blackbutt Avocado Festival until September 17.

"We wanted the community to dress as a farmer to help promote the event," Ms Kruger said.

"Businesses and schools and the community all dressed up.

"Basically, we just decided that as individuals we can raise a little, but as a community we can raise a lot."

"The Kindys and school kids dressed as farmers, businesses had tins on their counters, and we were opening those tins and finding $50 notes and $20 notes - the support was amazing," she said.

"I've been involved in a few fundraisers here and the community spirit in Blackbutt and Benarkin is just amazing.

"Nothing's too hard, everyone just gets behind the cause and helps out."

Check out the photos from the fundraiser below:

 

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