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Clue to fun and laughs at Great Valley Rally

BEARDED men were accosted by strangers all over Gladstone on Saturday.

But it was all for a good cause.

Dozens of residents took part in The Great Yarwun Valley Rally which saw families and friends chasing clues around Gladstone.

One of the tasks of the rally was to have a photo taken with a bearded man.

It's wasn't an impossible mission for the James Bond team, which was comprised the Malone family.

"We met a bearded man with a plumber's crack and convinced him to get in a photo with us, he was a good sport," Dave Malone said.

The team had many adventures on their sojourn through town.

"We carried groceries for a lady from a shop and stole a dead insect from the car of some international tourist," he said.

His daughter Kaylah Malone, 11, said she would never forget the selfie she took with a banana outside Benaraby Junction Nursery.

Gladstone resident Brien Jacob said his sons Nathan and Benny had a ball in the rally.

"We'd like to do it every weekend," he said.

"We had so much fun at Yaralla Sports Club, mimicking the instructor doing exercises.

"At one point I accidentally backed into another contestant's car, but she was okay about it," he said.

Lee Wairau from the Pink Pigs team said he planned out the whole rally strategically.

His team-mate Tracey Bultreys said the event was similar to the Amazing Race.

Pink Pig Katie Johnston said they covered 109km in about 2 ½ hours.

Organiser Caryn Cunningham said the fundraiser was for Yarwun State School's library.

"It was also to show ... we exist and to help local businesses," she said.

"We wanted to do something different."

Topics:  yaralla sports club yarwun state school



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