Pubs welcome crawl alcohol rules
HOTEL owners taking part in Maryborough’s annual pub crawl have welcomed the changes being introduced to the event this year.
Katie Clayton, co-owner of the Post Office Hotel with husband Clay, said new regulations restricting drinks to standard size serves would only make the event better.
“No one intends to come out and get particularly drunk so the fact they are restricting drinks to light or medium-strength just makes it safer,” she said.
“The whole focus of the event is the camaraderie, costumes and the fun of the whole day.”
The Claytons also support the name change to World’s Greatest Pub Fest.
“It summarises the idea of the day – it’s a celebration rather than just a pub crawl,” Ms Clayton said.
Thousands of Maryborough locals and visitors are expected to take part in the 2010 pub crawl on Sunday, June 13.
The goal is to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people taking part in a pub crawl.
Last year Maryborough reclaimed the record after more than 4600 people had their crawl cards stamped at at least 10 participating pubs.
Stamps were earned by buying a drink.
Each year a different charity is nominated to benefit from the event – this year crawlers are encouraged to dress up in blue to show support for prostate cancer research and support services.