Lizette Phillips (left) and Rachael Pelling decorated the Gympie West State School tree with Bob and Flossy.
Lizette Phillips (left) and Rachael Pelling decorated the Gympie West State School tree with Bob and Flossy. Scott Kovacevic

Pre Muster gets it all started in Mary St

COUNTRY music will echo through the CBD Wednesday as Mary St kicks into party mode for this year's Pre Muster festivities.

A spectacular range of activities will be on hand for families and friends, giving guests the chance to immerse themselves in the excitement of the lead-up to the 2016 Muster.

There will be plenty of entertainment on offer, with the Royal Hotel, Billy's Hotel, and the RSL all offering a variety of talent to accompany the artists who will be strutting their stuff on the City Centre stage.

Professional musicians won't be the only artists set to play though, according to Bella Casa owner Tony Goodman.

A buskers' competition will also be taking place from 3pm-4.30pm, pitting some of Gympie's best grass roots talent against one another in what will be an amazing show for audiences.

"There's going to be local musicians, some of them just kids,” Mr Goodman said.

"There's going to be be a violinist down there, there's going to be some instrumental, there's going to be be some people singing.

"There's going to be a lot of local talent just getting up there.”

An arts trail will stretch from Goodyear Jewellers all the way to Bella Casa, with numerous artistic talents on display.

In the true sense of art, though, the professional is being combined with community spirit through the decoration of the Mary St trees.

Once again they will be donning their best dress - Muster-style this time, with the help of Gympie businesses - to bring the atmosphere alive.

A horse and cart will be trotting through town from about 5pm, giving those with an adventurous spirit a ride through the heart of Gympie.

Mr Goodman said the Pre Muster party was an amazing chance for people to come along and celebrate all of the effort that goes into gearing up for the Muster.

He said he was looking forward to seeing the community "dress up in their best Muster gear and kind of ham it up a little bit”.

Buses will be leaving the Muster site at 9.30am and arriving at the park gates at 10.30. Bookings are essential, text your details to 0438 843 195.

Gympie Times


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