Mustering up courage
IT may not be Las Vegas, and that may not be such a bad thing, but couples wishing to get married at the Muster have just about run out of time.
Happy couples looking to tie the knot at this year's Gympie Muster will be able to take their vows and marry at a special chapel which will operate on site during the Muster period.
But, just to protect us from ourselves, Muster sources say it is not simply a matter of getting carried away and throwing a lasso around the nearest likely partner.
People wanting to pledge themselves to each other will have to make a serious and sober decision and they will have to make it soon.
All the questions need to asked and the answers received, and all the paperwork has to be lodged with the Muster office by the close of business today.
Muster organisers are enthusiastic about the idea of people making the Muster a central part of their lives, perhaps even returning year after year to celebrate their anniversaries.
The chapel at the Muster will also be available to couples already married and wanting to renew their vows.
But they too, will have to have their paperwork in order and lodged today.
So, for those with nothing better to do than pledge themselves forever, it is way past time to get organised.