Some may say the mighty meat pie and tomato sauce or Vegemite on toast is the most Aussie thing there is. However, is there anything more quintessentially Australian than ripping the head, tail and shell off a freshly cooked prawn?

The answer to that of course is no and you would have been hard up finding anything other than king prawns, Morton Bay bugs and oysters (besides beer and wine) at the Beenleigh-Yatala Chamber of Commerce Prawn Day.

The 22nd Annual Prawn Day saw over 600 of the region’s most prominent business, community and government leaders attend this iconic event and devour hundreds of kilos of Gold Coast Tiger Prawns.

Although the main activity that took place was eating and drinking, the event was a terrific way of networking with other business owners, something the chamber of commerce does so well.

A raffle was also held over the course of the event with a main prize of $7,000 for the winner. And if there wasn’t already enough wine to drink, De Bortoli offered some beautiful wines for tasting.

After the bellies were full and before the drinks lifted the spirits more, a number of patrons took part in a team prawn peeling competition. This event was judged not only on speed but the amount of prawn left to eat after being ripped from its shell.

Beenleigh-Yatala Chamber of Commerce President Karen Murphy said they had an absolutely outstanding stellar day with 650 patrons under the roof.

“Thank you to our sponsors Asahi, De Bortoli, Rebel FM, Albert & Logan News, Logan City Council and all of the board members who are my family.

“It was a fantastic day and we are looking forward to next year in March 2019. We hope that you can join us then.”

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