Fes­ti­val con­grat­u­la­tions

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

NOW that the ex­cite­ment of the 20th an­nual Childers Fes­ti­val has sub­sided to some de­gree, I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to con­grat­u­late the peo­ple of the Childers area for their di­rect in­volve­ment. Thank you for shar­ing your beau­ti­ful town and for be­ing so un­der­stand­ing re­gard­ing the in­con­ve­nience I am sure this week­end causes many res­i­dents. I know the Queens­land Gover­nor was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the fes­ti­val, and the fes­ti­val lo­ca­tion, which sim­ply has to be one of the best venues in the state for an event of this na­ture. The great sug­ges­tions from the Friends of the Fes­ti­val that led to the Sugar Cane Tour and the Her­itage Trail Tour re­sulted in ex­tremely pos­i­tive feed­back from all who par­tic­i­pated in these events. Opera Queens­land and its Opera by the Lake at Lake Red­brook was a huge suc­cess and left the peo­ple at­tend­ing clam­our­ing for more. The suc­cess of the Sugar Cane Tour would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the in­cred­i­ble sup­port re­ceived from the Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill di­rec­tors, man­age­ment and staff. This tour was a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for all who at­tended. There is no doubt that the com­mu­nity of the Childers dis­trict fos­tered and shaped this won­der­ful fes­ti­val, and Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is proud to be able to con­tinue pre­sent­ing the Childers Fes­ti­val for the free en­joy­ment of tens of thou­sands of visi­tors. The 20-year an­niver­sary was a fit­ting time to ac­knowl­edge the cre­ative prow­ess and or­gan­i­sa­tional ca­pa­bil­i­ties of Nancy Calder, who over­saw the fes­ti­val through its for­ma­tive years and into some of the best years the fes­ti­val has ex­pe­ri­enced. Like­wise, con­grat­u­la­tions are in or­der to Wayne Thompson, who has been the “go to” man re­gard­ing the smooth op­er­a­tion of the fes­ti­val over the years. The Childers Fes­ti­val re­mains one of the most an­tic­i­pated week­ends on the re­gion’s events cal­en­dar, and we look for­ward to shar­ing many more mem­o­rable mo­ments in the years ahead. Cr Mal For­man,

Mayor, Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil

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