Funds needed for New Year fire­works

Whitsunday Times - - LO­CAL NEWS -

THE New Year’s Eve fire­works spec­tac­u­lar is set to go off with a bang on the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore on De­cem­ber 31.

This tra­di­tion has been or­gan­ised by the Whi­tus­n­day Reef Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee ev­ery year.

Chair­per­son of com­mit­tee, Margie Mur­phy, said they were hop­ing to reach $15,000 to fi­nance the epic fire­works dis­play and had cur­rently raised half of their goal.

“We are re­ally happy with the re­sponse so far but we re­ally need more sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups to en­sure the suc­cess of the dual fire­works dis­play this year,” she said.

There are two fire­works dis­plays sched­uled for the com­mu­nity to en­joy with a fam­ily fire­works spec­tac­u­lar at 9pm fol­lowed by a mega show at mid­night.

“Even though it was rain­ing last year, the fire­works still went ahead and we are hop­ing for bet­ter weather this year,” Ms Mur­phy said.

“New Year’s Eve is a time of cel­e­bra­tion and it will be great to see the com­mu­nity come to­gether to cel­e­brate what has been a fan­tas­tic last half of the year and an even bet­ter New Year.”

The Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee will have a stall on the fore­shore with a great range of glow prod­ucts avail­able for pur­chase.

Peo­ple want­ing to make a do­na­tion to the New Year’s Eve fire­works spec­tac­u­lar can do so by email­ing sec­re­tary@whit­sun­dayre­effes­ti­

OFF WITH A BANG: The Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee is hop­ing to hold fire­works dis­plays at 9pm and mid­night for this year’s New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions on Air­lie Beach fore­shore.

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