Businesses display close competition for festival:
THRILLED with the win, the dedicated volunteers of the Old Pharmacy have again taken out the Bundaberg Regional Council’s Childers Festival window display competition.
Old Pharmacy president Bev Santacaterina said the idea for the window display came from Noelene Naughton.
“We all contributed with different ideas and Noelene was our creative director,” Mrs Santacaterina said.
The winners were announced at the Childers Festival opening last Sunday morning.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was a credit to the community of Childers for its 21 years of support.
“The window display competition encourages the business owners to get involved in the festival,” he said.
“It’s great to see the effort staff and volunteers took in presenting their windows.”
The festival celebrated 21 years of entertainment and showcasing the town and the greater region.
Cr Bill Trevor said the competition, organised in partnership with the Childers Chamber of Commerce, carried the theme of A Taste of Childers.
“There were terrific prizes to be won to help advertise business, including an $825 SeaFM radio advertising package, two months of free advertising on a Tayco billboard worth $880 or a $200 gift voucher for Chameleon Group.”
Cr Trevor said the Childers Festival was a significant platform to display the region to its best advantage to tens of thousands of people.
Mrs Santacaterina said the Old Pharmacy would use the prize of a $200 voucher from the Chameleon Group.
“We plan to spend the voucher on new story boards for the pharmacy, and thanks to the sponsors for the great prizes,” she said. “It was disappointing that more businesses didn’t get involved.
“I look forward to the festival and taking part in the window display competition is a great way to promote the town and region.
“I would like to thank all our volunteers for their continued support.”
great to see the effort staff and volunteers took... — Mayor Jack Dempsey
CONGRATULATIONS: Bev Santacaterina (Old Pharmacy) was first in the Childers Festival business window display competition. She is pictured with Mayor Jack Dempsey and second placed Roxanne Harney (Isis Hardware). Third place went to the Isis Club. INSET: The winning entry from Old Pharmacy.
CREATIVE TALENT: Bev Santacaterina and Noelene Naughton.