Region’s chance to shine
I’M GOING to have to increase my exercise routine to counteract the weekend festivities.
To say I overindulged at the Childers Festival is an understatement. But can you blame me? With the line-up of sweet Greek treats, freshly picked strawberries, piping hot wood-fired pizzas and locally produced ice cream, it was a foodie’s heaven.
I just love how the festival brings together so many different people from far and wide and provides businesses with an opportunity to showcase their products.
And, of course, it gives me a good excuse to taste test all these wonderful treats.
What it also does is give our beautiful region a chance to shine.
Thousands of visitors flock to our little town, some perhaps for the first time.
If we show them a good time and share our slice of paradise, they will surely be back, and with them they will bring their wallets.
That can only be good news for our economy.
Childers and the surrounding region needs to establish itself as a desirable destination for travellers if it’s to survive and thrive, and the festival certainly goes a long way to achieving that goal.