Entrants in top gear
THE nine Miss Bundy Thunder entrants are revving up for the final days of competition.
Tonight will see the girls take part in the main judging, where they will be interviewed by a panel for 15 minutes.
Entrant Courtney Dingle is looking forward to the interview.
“It is very nerve-wracking but I am very excited,” she said.
The girls will be interviewed on their knowledge of the competition, their sponsor, the Leukaemia Foundation and the Bundaberg region.
The entrants will then make a final speech at the Pre-Race Party on Saturday night before the winners are announced.
Miss Dingle is sponsored by Bundaberg Regional Council and has been busily fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation.
“I've had a charity auction at work and a charity arrest day which was so much fun,” she said.
She said the Bundaberg community was keen to donate money for the good cause.
“They've been so supportive,” she said.
“I just keep asking people at work for money and they just keep giving.”
Leukaemia Foundation regional community fundraiser Pat Hooper praised the entrants.
“They have done a fantastic job,” she said.
“From golf days to river cruises and the charity arrest, they've done it all.”
Ms Hooper said she had no idea which of the girls would win the contest.
“Any one of them could take the crown,” she said.
“They are all fantastic, lovely young girls.”
Bundy Thunder will be held during the weekend of November 7 and 8 at Sandy Hook, on the Burnett River.
The event is Queensland's biggest powerboat race spectacular and was ranked sixth on RACQ's 150 Must-Dos in the state.
Entry is $20 per day and children under 12 are free. There will be plenty of food and entertainment available.