The Sugar Fes­ti­val fails ‘for lack of sup­port’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Moya Stevens

THE Moss­man Sugar Fes­ti­val was al­ways “go­ing to be a slow build”, ac­cord­ing to co-or­gan­iser, Mr Roy Weavers, how­ever due to lack of sup­port it has been put to rest.

In the first two years, Sugar Fes­ti­val Balls were held at the Moss­man Shire Hall and Fam­ily Fun Days in Ge­orge Davis Park how­ever the two or­gan­is­ers of the event, Mr Roy Weavers and Ms Rae­lene McDon­ald found it dif­fi­cult to find will­ing helpers. “You can’t do any­thing with only two peo­ple will­ing to help with the or­gan­i­sa­tion,” Mr Weavers said.

The fes­ti­val re­ceived grants of up to $10,000 from the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil for each of the two years events were held. “We have can­celled the event and all the monies have gone back to Coun­cil,” Mr Weavers said.

There is still some hope the Cane Train Fun Run may still hap­pen in the fu­ture.

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