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August 10, 2017

Go west young man (and woman), go west! The traditional command was obeyed with gusto on Saturday night at the annual Kumbia Brain Drain.

The theme for this year’s trivia night – which is a major fundraiser for the Kumbia State School P&C – was “The Wild West”, and yes, the night was pretty wild.

There were gunslingers, cowboys, saloon girls and even a sheriff or two.

Oddly enough, there were also a few sheep, cattle and horses!

The night attracted patrons from across the South Burnett, Darling Downs and Brisbane, and even a few from NSW.

The number of tables sold was down slightly, which organisers put down to tickets going on sale later than normal.

They promised that the this would be rectified for 2018 and the theme would also be announced sooner.

No one would have noticed on the night that the numbers were down, as the hall was still packed with color and atmosphere, and the sounds of cowboys and cowgirls having a fun time.

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Sam Jackson, Kumbia, with Belinda and Andrew Rowlings, from Brisbane

Three of the "Magnificent Six" ... Adam and Jules Entwistle, Kumbia, were having an arresting time with Sharon Collins, from Toowoomba

Previous 'Best Dressed' winners Jason and Deb Frecklington were enjoying a more relaxed look this year

Jo Allen, from Kingaroy, and Theresa Hogan, from Brisbane, were heavily in disguise

"The Hateful Six" (?) from CROW-FM ... Chris "Corky" Corcoran, Pastor Cam Rub, Gayle Kratzmann, Matthew Hopper, Shaz Birkett and Chantal Harth

The (language warning) "Wild Western Faark Ewes" ... Helen Greenslade, Kingaroy; Julie Robinson, Kumbia; and Vicki Rossi, Kingaroy

Some more (language warning) Faark Ewes ... Maria Mayhew, Kingaroy; Lynelle Cross, Kumbia; and Jodi Northcott, Haly Creek

Table volunteers Laurie Curtain and David Hoare, from Kumbia ... is this even legal?

More volunteers ... Erin Thorpe, Karren Hoare and Kirstin Curtain, all from Kumbia

There were plenty of cowboys in the hall, so there had to be Injuns (or to be more correct, Native Americans) ... Leonie Black, Coolabunia; Annette Eadie, Nanango; Judy and Amy Sanders, Nanango; Fiona Coyne, Nanango; and Owen Jensen, from Parkes

There were about five fewer tables this year, but Kumbia Memorial Hall was still packed with players


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