The Sugar Festival fails ‘for lack of support’
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.