The Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce Prawn Day was a huge success this month with more than 700 people making their way to the Tiger Prawn farm for a taste of the sea.
The 23rd annual event saw many local business people, politicians from all levels and many sides of government and plenty of party goers peeling back the shells of tasty Tiger Prawns, Morten Bay bugs, oysters and salmon.
The food was washed down with Asahi beer, De Bortoli wine and cocktails from Beenleigh Rum, along with plenty of water and soft drinks.
The event saw patrons consume upwards of 550kg of prawns, 200 dozen oysters, 120kg of bugs, 20kg of salmon, bucket loads of salad and a 1000 bread rolls. The amount of liquids consumed was enough to fill one of the prawn farms ponds.
The event is not just about the prawns. It is also one of the biggest networking days for business owners, community organisation managers and politicians where they can all talk in a relaxed atmosphere and see who can help each other in the year to come.
Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce President Karen Murphy said the event took a lot of organising by the team and was a sold out event.
“The BYCC team did a wonderful job and they all worked really hard to make this day as good as it was. We love putting on this event and it takes a small army to make it happen.
“The event was sold out and we even had to add a few more tables as we sold over the number we were first expecting. This goes to show how popular this event is and how important it is for the people of Logan.
“It is always wonderful to see so many people from all kinds of business and government support our events and the sliver service tickets were a huge success.
“Prawns are certainly loved by people in Logan and there is nothing better than a day of networking and prawn eating, with a few drinks to wash it all down.
“Thank you so much to our awesome sponsors for their continued support of the event and we look forward to a wonderful year in business in Logan City.”
The prawn peeling competition supported by Bendigo Bank was a mass of fun and craziness as teams of three battled to shell three prawns each to take out the win. With entry being a donation to City of Logan Relay for Life, there was plenty of money raised for them.
Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce host many events throughout the year and if you are interested in finding out more about them, you can check them out on their website or Facebook page.