ROUND THEM UP: Warwick Show and Rodeo Society's Tracey Patrick, Teilah McKelvey, Kelli Mullins and Lorna Fanning.
ROUND THEM UP: Warwick Show and Rodeo Society's Tracey Patrick, Teilah McKelvey, Kelli Mullins and Lorna Fanning. Nicole Zurcas

BEAT THE BIG DRY: Warwick to host pop-up event for farmers

IT'S the big dry crippling the nation and the resilience of farmers that has touched hearts at Warwick Show and Rodeo Society.

The society will back the Buy a Bale appeal to provide much-needed relief.

At the Warwick Showgrounds on Friday night, the Burgers and Beats event will help raise money for those doing it tough.

Events and marketing co-ordinator Teilah McKelvey said the organisation felt strongly about the conditions farmers faced.

"Being in a small rural community, we can see the effects of the drought and we wanted to help contribute,” Ms McKelvey said.

The fundraiser will start at 5pm. Entry is $5, with live music, raffles, food and a cash-only bar.

"Everyone in the community can come together to support Buy a Bale,” Ms McKelvey said.

"Join us for an after-work drink or bring the family for dinner and entertainment.

"We're overwhelmed by the connection and support we've received from the community for this pop-up event.

"There's been great support from a growing list of businesses getting on board; it shows how great rural communities are at supporting each other.”

The children will be bouncing with Jump and Slide Warwick set up, while the adults can rock out as Sleeping Dogs take the stage, and everyone can enjoy a sweet treat from Little Kimmy's.

"It will be a great night to increase morale. As a society we are here for the community, whether it's Warwick or the wider agriculture community,” Ms McKelvey said.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring or donating can phone Ms McKelvey on 46619060.



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