Contestants brush up on knowledge
ENTRANTS in the 2010 Miss Wide Bay Australia Bundy Thunder Quest were out yesterday brushing up on their local knowledge.
As apart of the quest, during which they raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, entrants have to be able to talk about local tourism attractions.
So yesterday they visited the Hinkler Hall of Aviation as part of their knowledge gathering exercises.
Pat Hooper, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland regional community fundraiser and quest co-ordinator, said the entrants spent time at the hall of aviation, Hinkler House and the Botanic Gardens on their visit.
During the three-month quest, entrants have to raise at least $500 each in aid of the fight against leukaemia.
Mrs Hooper said the quest culminated in a function on Friday, November 5, when the winners would be announced.
Quest entrant Alicia Otto said yesterday she was enjoying learning about the tourist attractions in the region.
She was particularly impressed with the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.
The new displays and the level of information are amazing,” she said.
“The whole thing is well laid out.”
Last year, the quest raised $55,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation, and this year's target has been set at $75,000.