This was the front page of the Central Queensland News in 2003 – the last time the Emerald to Springsure Bathtub Push was held. In 2012, it is back.
This was the front page of the Central Queensland News in 2003 – the last time the Emerald to Springsure Bathtub Push was held. In 2012, it is back.

The Bathtub Push returns to region

LAZING in a bathtub after a long hard day is divine, but how would you go pushing one?

Don't think too hard about it. Enter a team in the Bathtub Push from Emerald to Springsure.

Nine years ago was the last time the bathtub was pushed and the cobwebs have been dusted off.

"The bathtub has been resurrected from the Crowleys, it's got a new set of treads, a new set of shoes put on it, and we've even got the skeleton out this year," Sharon Brooke said, who was involved in the last push back in 2003.

"It was nearly nine years ago to the date and this time we are doing it to raise money for specialised equipment for Woodbine Lodge residents at Springsure Hospital to make their living more comfortable and the nurses' jobs a lot safer."

Co-ordinators Sharon and Sarah Thomas are looking for more teams with the deadline this Friday, so preparations can be made for the big splash on Saturday, August 11.

On the Bathtub Push Facebook page, comments are being made such as: "Come on, people, form teams of 10. The more people, the less ya gotta push!"

While teams of 10 are ideal to push the allotted seven kilometres, the more teams who enter the fewer kilometres will be needed by each team.

Teams are encouraged to dress up because there will be awards for the best-dressed and the fastest team.

"There will be all sorts of awards," Sharon said.

A start time of 6am for the bathtub to leave Emerald has been set with the push to culminate at Springsure Football Club with live entertainment and food available to buy.

Entry is $100 per team. Rules and regulations must be adhered to. Nominations and more information can be obtained from Sarah by emailing saz_thomas@hotmail.com or telephone 0448 171 116.


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