Have say on what’s to come

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

MORE than 50 years into its life, the Ap­ple and Grape Har­vest Fes­ti­val is set for a shake-up.

One of Queens­land’s premier fes­ti­val events, the com­mit­tee be­hind its or­gan­i­sa­tion is call­ing on the com­mu­nity to lead the fes­ti­val into a new era.

A pub­lic meet­ing has been called for tonight with fes­ti­val pres­i­dent Greg Thouard want­ing fresh ideas brought to the ta­ble.

“There have been many changes to the for­mat of the fes­ti­val since its in­cep­tion in 1966 and the cur­rent com­mit­tee would like the com­mu­nity to have a say in the di­rec­tion the fes­ti­val should take,” Mr Thouard said.

Noth­ing is off lim­its, with ideas of whether to drop events, bring in new ones, how to best pro­mote the fes­ti­val and how to fund the fes­ti­val all to be dis­cussed.

“Be in­volved to go for­ward,” Mr Thouard said.

The meet­ing will be held in the Stan­thorpe RSL con­fer­ence room to­day (Oc­to­ber 11) from 7.15pm.

PHOTO: MATTHEW PUR­CELL

IDEAS SOUGHT: How do you want to see fu­ture Ap­ple and Grape Fes­ti­val’s op­er­ate? That’s the ques­tion be­ing posed to the pub­lic.

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