YEEHAR: Getting into the Pre Muster spirit yesterday was (left) Lesley Fitzpatrick and Taleea Bartholomew from the Bank of Queensland.
YEEHAR: Getting into the Pre Muster spirit yesterday was (left) Lesley Fitzpatrick and Taleea Bartholomew from the Bank of Queensland. Patrick Woods

Locals encouraged to join in on the Pre Muster Party

TONY Goodman has got the trees involved as part of the Pre Muster Party in an effort to literally dress up the main street.

The invitation to dress up a tree has been issued to 16 schools and 29 clubs, in the spirit of the highly successful Winter on Mary Festival.

"The whole idea is to showcase Mary St to people coming in from the Muster," Mr Goodman said.

In addition to the dressed trees which Mr Goodman hopes will have a Muster "tweak", the Mary St shop business owner has organised a Cobb and Co stage coach, drawn by four horses, to operate along the full length of the main street from 10am-2pm.

He has also arranged for hay bales to be strategically placed along the length of the street, and has encouraged shop owners to decorate them Muster-style.

"Last year we had ours (hay bales) decorated with props and bridles," he said.

The trees are open for decoration from today, in time for tomorrow's Pre Muster Party.

YEEHAR: Getting into the Pre Muster spirit yesterday was (left) Lesley Fitzpatrick and Taleea Bartholomew from the Bank of Queensland.

Gympie Times


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