Casino celebrates Beef Week
CASINO businesses dressed up in their best wild, wild west gear yesterday as they got into the sprit of this year’s Beef Week theme.
Eight judges walked the streets of Casino to assess 40 business houses shooting it out for the glory of being the best in the west.
Staff at PRD Ramsey and Bulmer went all out to snaffle first place in the best dressed category.
Secretary Wendy Dendle, dressed as a saloon madam, said they had entered the contest to get into the spirit of the week’s celebrations.
The female staff dressed as American Indians, while the men wore cowboy outfits.
The Northern Co-operative Meat Company won the best-dressed window with a display which included a tee pee and canoe.
Casino Public School’s special needs class, years 3 to 6, decorated one of the window’s at McDonald’s Amcal Pharmacy with wanted posters featuring the faces of the students.
In the morning the students busked in front of their display, singing a song about Ned Kelly. The school was highly commended in the school’s category, while We ‘R’ Kids came first.
Beef Week joint co-ordinator Donna Yager said the judges were impressed with the effort and planning that had gone into the displays.
The winners were announced at the Cecil Hotel last night.
Schools and nursing homes winner: We ‘R’ Kids Learning Centre.
Highly commended: Casino Public School.
Five staff and under winner: Richmond Valley Council.
Highly commended: National Bank Australia.
Five staff and over winner: PRD Ramsey and Bulmer.
Best-dressed window: Northern Co-operative Meat Company.
Highly commended: Casino RSM Club.
Best-dressed staff overall: PRD Ramsey and Bulmer.
Highly commended Summerland Credit Union.