CLOSE to 40 bras have been given an artistic coat of paint in time for the 2013 Flinders Discovery Centres ‘Bras for a Cause’ Exhibition, which opens as part of the community Girls Night In this Friday.
In its inaugural year last year, the event became one of the most popular and well-supported exhibitions at the Flinders Discovery Centre.
Flinders Discovery Centre Tourism Development Officer Sue Turner said she was thrilled by the number of people involved this year, but not surprised.
“It’s impressive to get so many decorated bras in a town the size of Hughenden,” Mrs Turner said.
“It shows that a worthy cause such as breast cancer awareness and fundraising brings a community together.
“We had a target of $400.00 in 2012 but we exceeded this and raised more than $1000.00.
“Everybody has been more creative this year - lots of colours and lots of different ideas.”
With her steel warrior-style design, Hughenden businesswoman Katherine Egan triumphed in the battle for `most creative bra’ at last year’s event.
Ms Egan’s bra, `Bellona’ Roman Goddess of War’ was one of 22 entered in competition, with about 60 women and young girls attending the Girls Night In to see the winners crowned.
In a show of community spirit, Ms Egan starting a bidding war last year, asking punters how much they would pay to see her parade her winning design.
The bidding started off at $20.00 but when the hat finally went around $395.00 was raised for the spectacle.
While Mrs Turner couldn’t promise anything as theatrical at this year’s event, she said there was never a dull moment when the women of Flinders Shire got together in celebration.
After Friday, the exhibit will be open for two months at the Flinders Discovery Centre and residents of the Flinders Shire are welcome to visit with a donation to breast cancer.
The Flinders Discovery Centre’s Girls’ Night In will be held on Friday October 18 from 6.30pm with the opening of the very popular “Bras for a Cause” Exhibition. Exhibition pieces have been made by locals and winners will be announced on the night.
Door entry is $5 with nibbles and refreshments provided. All proceeds go to Cancer Council. If you wish to donate head to http://qld.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/flindersdiscoverycentre
For more information contact Sue Turner at the Flinders Discovery Centre on 47412970.