LET IT POUR: The Commercial Hotel's Justin Vicary, Shanelle Clark, publican Ken Charles and Jason Dickinson getting behind the Great Northern
LET IT POUR: The Commercial Hotel's Justin Vicary, Shanelle Clark, publican Ken Charles and Jason Dickinson getting behind the Great Northern "Let it Pour" drought fundraiser in 2018.

Let it pour in the North Burnett

PUBS will be pouring beer for a great cause here in the North Burnett this weekend.

Great Northern Brewing Co. have started theirLet It Pour drought relief campaign, donating 1,000 kegs to pubs across Australia on the weekend of October 25-27.

Gayndah’s Golden Orange Hotel Motel and the Monto Grand Hotel have stuck their hands up this year to participate in this cause.

Working in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Australia, all proceeds from these kegs sold will go to the drought stricken farmers.

Last year’s campaign involved 700 participating venues, contributing over $1 million dollars for the National Farmers’ Federation.

Golden Orange Hotel Motel Operations Manager Kylie Schweikert says this issue is close to them as a business, living in a farming community.

“A lot of cattle farmers have been short on water recently due to the drought, and were selling their cattle earlier than expected” Ms Schweikert said.

“This is because there hasn’t been enough grass for them, with them having to buy more stockfeed.

“With things like this happening, we were looking to get involved to do our part.”

The Golden Orange will also be running the parma for farmer deal, with raffles and auctions all going towards the farmer’s drought relief appeal.

Monto Grand Hotel Publican Tina McGrath said the pub wanted to join in again this year, after taking part last year.

“We raised about $900 with the keg and all of the raffles happening, so it was quite successful,” Mrs McGrath said.

“We’re have many farmers in our community, and they support us, so we’re getting behind them and giving something back.”

If you’d like to donate to the campaign, please head here.


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