ORGANISERS of Australia’s Biggest Bogan Festival (ABBF) are proud to announce that they will be donating proceeds from cans and bottles via the Return and Earn scheme to Currajong Disability Services. In a real bonus for Currajong, it is expected that there will be thousands of cans and bottles put through the machine during the inaugural festival on July 12 and 13 this year.
“It is just another way for us to assist Currajong Disability Services,” said ABBF co-organiser Brad Gibson.
“We can’t thank Constable Hay Supplies enough for the truck, bin and this wonderful initiative.
“We are expecting a lot of people so this bodes well as we strive to raise money for Currajong,” he said.
For Currajong Disability Services Communications and Marketing Manager, Dane Millerd, this initiative will assist Currajong immensely.
“We are extremely grateful to Constable Hay Supplies and all stakeholders in this festival,” said Millerd.
“Whatever is raised I know we will put it to good use as we are always trying to update, replace and maintain our resources at Currajong which isn’t cheap.
“So every dollar counts!”
Australia’s Biggest Bogan Festival will be held on Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13 across three shires – Parkes, Condobolin and Forbes. It has the support of many including pub venues such as the Condobolin Hotel, Cambridge Hotel, Railway Hotel Bogan Gate and the Post Office Hotel in Forbes.
“There will be tickets for one day and two days and Friday’s evening events will kick off at 6pm with a range of activities including Euchre, Kelly Pool, Darts, Best mullet, Worst smile, Worst Aussie tattoo, Khe Sahn Karaoke, Husband Calling and much more,” said Millerd.
“Forbes Services Club will be holding Bogan Bingo and a variety comedy show in a separate ticketed event.
“It really is a regional festival and hopefully will bring many people to the region,” he said.
Saturday July 13 will see the finals of the above events, comedy, entertainment and niche events such as the Aussie Bronze Drop and a Sausage Sandwich Eating Comp.
“The festival will be live streamed by Steele Technologies and punters can view it wherever they are based in the world whether it be Boggabri, Bathurst or Berlin,” said Brad Gibson.
“Chris Franklin, Hype Duo, Benny Bogan, Sweaty Palms and Roger Ward are just some of the musos and entertainers we will have on hand.
“There’ll also be local acts including Domenick O’Kieran from Trundle, Amanda G from Bogan Gate, Three Quarters Full from Forbes and Victor Bogan and Rawson Road from Parkes,” said Gibson.
Tickets go on sale Easter Monday April 22 from 9am at www.boganfest.com.au