POETRY ON THE MENU: Bush poets and performers at the breakfast included (back) Col Turner, (middle, from left) Pam Eaves, Sue Neil, Margaret Bye, Ray Mackey, (front) Carol Nugent and Bev Jackson.
POETRY ON THE MENU: Bush poets and performers at the breakfast included (back) Col Turner, (middle, from left) Pam Eaves, Sue Neil, Margaret Bye, Ray Mackey, (front) Carol Nugent and Bev Jackson.

Bush poets serve up fun and laughter for brekkie

LAUGHTER echoed through the Chatsworth Hall at the recent Bush Poets' Breakfast.

The event, once again presented by the Community Association of Curra, was amusing, sentimental and overall very entertaining.

A hearty bushies' breakfast of sausages, eggs, tomatoes, hash browns and the ever reliable baked beans, accompanied by freshly cooked damper and golden syrup, was enjoyed by all.

Performers included the talented Margaret Bye and Ray Mackey, with excellent acts by Carol Nugent, Pam Eaves, Col Turner, Sue Reid and Bev Jackson.

Bush Poets Breakfast volunteers Jim and Yvonne Mackay and organiser Glenda John.
Bush Poets Breakfast volunteers Jim and Yvonne Mackay and organiser Glenda John.

A lot of the work was both written and composed by the performers and the quality was high.

Guests Norma McCormick, Shirley McLean and Sadie McBride all said the breakfast was great and they enjoyed the show very much.

Bush Poets Breakfast guests (from left) Norma McCormick, Shirley McLean and Sadie McBride.
Bush Poets Breakfast guests (from left) Norma McCormick, Shirley McLean and Sadie McBride.

"It was very funny and creative,” said Sadie, while Norma and Shirley agreed the morning was thoroughly enjoyable with much laughter and an occasional sentimental tear or two.

Event organiser Glenda John said the morning was an overall success with first class performers giving the audience a lot to enjoy.

"It was also wonderful to have so many volunteers on hand who ensured everything ran smoothly,” she said.

Margaret Bye and Ray Mackey perform an amusing duet.
Margaret Bye and Ray Mackey perform an amusing duet.

Glenda said the next Bush Poets Breakfast will be held at the community hall expected to be completed by the end of this year and which will be part of the Curra Community Complex.

- CAROL DUNN

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