Sky lights up at Par­adise

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE night skies were ablaze with colour over Par­adise Dam on New Year’s Eve.

Biggen­den Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try’s Corey Goldie said for a first-time event he was really pleased.

Thanks to the sup­port of the spon­sors there were fire­work dis­plays, one at 9pm for the chil­dren and an­other at mid­night.

Fam­i­lies ar­rived early and checked out the mar­ket and food stalls or cooked their own bar­be­cue tea be­fore set­ting up along the edge of the hill­side for a front row seat.

And the oohs and ahhs from the crowd proved the show was a win­ner.

“It can only grow from here,” Mr Goldie said. “Next year it will be big­ger and bet­ter. “Al­ready we have taken book­ings for next year at the dam.”

Cr Lofty Wendt said the night was “fan­tas­tic” and “out­stand­ing”.

“It cer­tainly was a fam­ily night, but then that’s what fire­works are about,” he said.

“I am a bit dis­ap­pointed that there weren’t more lo­cals present, but on the other hand there were a lot of strangers in at­ten­dance.

“This is a bonus for our area as they all go away with pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes about the district.”

Pho­tos: Erica Mur­ree

CRACK­ING NIGHT: Fam­i­lies sit around the edge of the hill­side over­look­ing Par­adise Dam to watch the fire­works on New Year's Eve.

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