A PARTNERSHIP between Bundaberg Regional Council Events team and the Childers based Friends of the Festival has resulted in a surge of new initiatives for the annual Childers Festival.
Cr Judy Peters said that having a group of people familiar with the Childers area willing to help the council in growing the festival had resulted in several popular events being proposed and delivered as part of lead up to the festival celebrations.
“This year the Friends of the Festival came up with the idea to promote a hugely successful local sugar industry and cane fire tour with the generous co-operation of Isis Central Sugar Mill.
“Opera by the Lake, historical coach tour and Art in the Park were other initiatives that ensured this year’s 20 year anniversary of the Childers Festival was memorable.”
“Friends of the Festival continue to play an integral role in keeping the festival fresh and very relative to the Childers community and to those attending the event,” said Cr Peters.
Friends of the Festival member Mary Byrne said it was pleasing that the council and representatives of the community had a platform where ideas to improve the Childers Festival could be exchanged and discussed.
“It’s important that we keep the festival fresh and invigorated.”
The next meeting of the Childers Friends is on Thursday, January 28 at 4.30pm at the Isis Cultural Centre.