Support for festival
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.