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Rain Can’t Stop Rock’n’Rollers

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A bunch of rock’n’rollers (and revheads) from Raising Hell In Maidenwell rolled up to the Mel’s Diner in Kingaroy on Saturday

July 8, 2018

Drizzle and grey skies on Saturday morning cut back the number of participants in the ninth annual Raising Hell In Maidenwell weekend but there were still enough cars – and rock’n’roll – for those who did turn up to have fun.

Some of the regular participants turned up in their street vehicles – leaving their hot rods safely garaged at home – but they didn’t want to miss out on the weekend action.

A rod run was held on Saturday from Maidenwell to Kingaroy, stopping for lunch at the rock-n-roll themed Mel’s Diner in Alford Street.

Ironically, the sun came out on Saturday afternoon which would have made the afternoon perfect for a show’n’shine.

Instead, people sat around campfire swapping stories, enjoying a few drinks and getting ready for the evening’s entertainment.

On Saturday night, the visitors enjoyed a “peep”-on-the-spit (pig / beef / sheep) , rock’n’roll dancing and live music at the Maidenwell Hotel.

“A lot of campers turned up for the weekend,” Terry Mackrell, from the South Burnett Gas Guzzlers, said.

“But we were way down on numbers however we attribute that to the weather.”

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