Sup­port for fes­ti­val

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

YOUR story on the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val ( Whit­sun­day Times, 4/6) would sug­gest the event never had any pre­vi­ous fi­nan­cial sup­port.

Rep­re­sent­ing the then Tourism Min­is­ter, I was de­lighted to of­fi­cially open last year’s fes­ti­val in recog­ni­tion of the fi­nan­cial sup­port given by Tourism and Events Queens­land (TEQ) which has the task of help­ing to pro­mote events like this.

I am par­tic­u­larly pleased that de­spite the change in gov­ern­ment and the fact we still have La­bor’s state debt cost­ing about $450,000 ev­ery hour in in­ter­est pay­ments alone, there is still scope to sup­port the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

Here’s hop­ing this year’s fes­ti­val again pulls in peo­ple from far and wide and that ‘Butto’ and his crew se­cure enough sup­port to en­sure this event is here to stay.

Jason Costi­gan MP, Mem­ber for Whit­sun­day

the en­thu­si­as­tic mu­seum vol­un­teers was well and truly re­warded by the re­sponse from the public.

Each year the peo­ple of this com­mu­nity give won­der­ful sup­port to our ma­jor fundraiser and this year even more so.

We are lucky to live in such a won­der­ful gen­er­ous com­mu­nity and re­ceive the sup­port we do.

The sup­port we re­ceive from your staff is ap­pre­ci­ated also.

We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to sin­cerely thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported the Book Bo­nanza in any way and helped to make it one of the most suc­cess­ful yet.

Thank you ev­ery­one.

Gay Gillies, sec­re­tary Proser­pine His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum So­ci­ety Inc.

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