Com­mu­nity shines

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

GAYN­DAH re­ally has pulled out all the stops.

What an in­cred­i­ble dis­play of colour­ful com­mu­nity spirit at a time where things aren’t easy for any­one.

By absolutely all ac­counts, the Or­ange Fes­ti­val is a credit to the re­gion and we are so pleased to bring our pages alive with the ac­tion to­day.

As our jour­nal­ist Bran­don Livesay re­ports this week, the fes­ti­val brought record num­bers to the town.

...we are so pleased to bring our pages alive with the ac­tion...

The small pop­u­la­tion more than dou­bled for the fes­ti­val and Gayn­dah’s old­est pub the Grand Ho­tel was “stand­ing room only” at the pub­lic bar.

For our full cov­er­age of the fes­ti­val, check out pages 12, and 23-26.

This week, I’ve been hear­ing all about the fes­ti­val from our sales man­ager, Daniel Pelcl, who I think was more ex­cited about some of the at­trac­tions than all the kids put to­gether.

And, af­ter see­ing the elab­o­rate floats as they moved down the main street, I’m not at all sur­prised.

As Daniel put it: “The joy and smiles of those who took part can never be cap­tured in a sin­gle photo.

“To hear and feel the ex­cite­ment from those around who also ap­pre­ci­ated what they saw.

“To also un­der­stand the amount of work and time which was spent in prepa­ra­tion on each of the floats that went past no mat­ter how small or large.

“The colour and spec­ta­cle of a car­ni­val was all cap­tured in that one hour and it was a fes­ti­val to re­mem­ber and a mem­ory never to for­get.”

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