Friends of the Fes­ti­val part­ner­ing with coun­cil

Isis Town and Country - - News -

A CHILDERS Fes­ti­val “think tank” in­volv­ing a broad cross-sec­tion of Childers lo­cals and the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil Events team is a prime rea­son the pop­u­lar fes­ti­val con­tin­ues to gen­er­ate ideas that cap­ti­vate crowds.

The coun­cil’s com­mu­nity ser­vices spokes­woman Judy Pe­ters, said the Friends of the Fes­ti­val was a group of lo­cals from di­verse back­grounds from within the Childers area who were part­ner­ing with the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil Events team.

“It is this lo­cal in­put from peo­ple who un­der­stand their com­mu­nity and what it has to of­fer that re­ally has been in­cred­i­bly use­ful in in­cor­po­rat­ing new ini­tia­tives into the fes­ti­val pro­gram,” Cr Pe­ters said.

“The Friends of the Fes­ti­val vol­un­teers have de­vel­oped many suc­cess­ful con­cepts that have been in­cluded in the fes­ti­val plan­ning as we strive to grow the Childers Fes­ti­val be­yond its cur­rent two-day sta­tus.

“In ad­di­tion to sug­ges­tions such as his­toric street walks and lo­cal tours, the group has also pro­moted the idea of sig­nage to iden­tify lo­cal stall hold­ers among the hun­dreds that par­tic­i­pate at the fes­ti­val.

“This is a great way of en­sur­ing that vis­i­tors can iden­tify and sup­port the lo­cal stall­hold­ers.”

Cr Pe­ters said the Friends of the Fes­ti­val met on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to dis­cuss new ideas and ini­tia­tives.

“We cer­tainly wel­come any­one along to our meet­ings who feels they may have a con­tri­bu­tion worth shar­ing,” Cr Pe­ters said.

The next meet­ing of the Childers Friends of the Fes­ti­val is sched­uled for Jan­uary 28 at 4.30pm at the Isis Cul­tural Cen­tre.

Cr Judy Pe­ters The Friends of the Fes­ti­val vol­un­teers have de­vel­oped many suc­cess­ful con­cepts

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