Cody Spencer and Georgie Stower travelled from Pittsworth to cheer on Barry Standing in the ring.
Cody Spencer and Georgie Stower travelled from Pittsworth to cheer on Barry Standing in the ring. Emma Channon

Campdraft fans rise to occasion

AS THE sun rose on Saturday morning, so too did participants and spectators at this year's Bony Mountain Campdraft, not wanting to miss a second of the action.

For Cody Spencer and Georgie Stower, the alarm bell rang particularly early Saturday, as the pair travelled from their home in Pittsworth to support Barry Standing who was competing.

"He's competing in the maiden and novice sections," Miss Stower said.

"We'll be cheering him on definitely, though more in our heads."

Mr Standing said it was nice to have the sideline support and said he had come to win.

"It's not going to happen, but that's what I'm aiming for," he said.

"I came here to compete two years ago - last year's was washed out.

"It's a good campdraft competition and good facilities."

Warwick resident Todd Mauch had also been up since the crack of dawn on Saturday, as he'd helped fire up the breakfast barbecue.

Being a Wheatvale State School parent - his daughter Clancie starts Year 1 there today - he was helping raise money for the P&C.

"It was steady. We sold a lot of bacon and egg burgers," he said.

"The money raised will go to the Parents and Citizens (P&C) committee at Wheatvale for this year.

"This is just one of many fundraisers - it's good to help out."


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