From the Com­mit­tee

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Hullo ev­ery­one,

Greet­ings to you all and welcome to the 2015 Fes­ti­val, from Alexan­dra Blos­som Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing spring to our com­mu­nity with you.

Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee mem­bers and I are ex­cited at how the Fes­ti­val is com­ing to­gether this year and we thank ev­ery­one for step­ping up – again!

That energy nur­tures the feel-good as­pect of the fes­ti­val.

The time given to this nur­tur­ing, in turn, is what guar­an­tees our shared ded­i­ca­tion to fu­ture Blos­som Fes­ti­vals.

Com­mu­nity groups and in­di­vid­u­als have been work­ing in­dus­tri­ously on float de­sign­ing and build­ing, ve­hi­cle prepa­ra­tion and pa­rade lo­gis­tics, com­mu­nity projects and events, park site prepa­ra­tion and man­age­ment. Princesses and se­nior Princesses are pre­par­ing them­selves. We’re tin­ker­ing a bit with Mardi gras to ce­ment a bet­ter link be­tween Round the Clock Race and the fire­works.

Thanks to lo­cal gen­eros­ity the fire­works will again as­sault the skies to end the Mardi Gras.

Watch out for our lo­cal Town Crier Paddy Ann Pem­ber­ton who has or­gan­ised an in­ter­na­tional Town Crier event in the days lead­ing up to the fes­ti­val. I think we’ll see them in the pa­rade too.

The Com­mit­tee re­spects the im­por­tance of the fes­ti­val as a lo­cal event. We or­gan­ise good qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment, plenty of qual­ity ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and with chil­dren through­out the day, en­sur­ing things are af­ford­able, where pos­si­ble en­gag­ing with lo­cal busi­nesses and lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and recog­nis­ing com­mu­nity and in­di­vid­ual ef­fort. Cheers, see you there,

Clair Hig­gin­son Chair, Alexan­dra Blos­som Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee Inc Septem­ber 2015

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