New Year’s Eve fire­works

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

Hav­ing lost a ma­jor spon­sor this year it is more im­por­tant for lo­cal small busi­nesses and res­i­dents to get be­hind the fire­works if they would like to see the event con­tinue.

The fire­work dis­play is free for all to at­tend and a great event for fam­i­lies, with a dis­play at 9.30pm as well as at midnight.

Many visi­tors come to Corowa over the new-year pe­riod be­cause they know we have fire­works and while they are here they spend money in many busi­nesses in town, im­prov­ing the turnover of busi­nesses and in turn pro­vid­ing job se­cu­rity.

Fire­works Chair­man, Ro­tar­ian Paul Miegel, is very grate­ful to both River­lea, who have con­tin­ued their spon­sor­ship of the early dis­play for fam­i­lies, and the RSL Club, who have also con­tin­ued their gen­er­ous do­na­tion to­wards the midnight Fire­works.

“We need more peo­ple to re­alise that this event will not just con­tinue to hap­pen – each year we need to raise enough money to en­sure that it can go ahead,” Mr Miegel said.

“If you have at­tended in the past and en­joyed the dis­play then please con­sider do­nat­ing just $1 or $2 for each per­son in your fam­ily. That is all it would take to en­sure the vi­a­bil­ity of the fire­works each year.”

The rea­son for us­ing com­mu­nity fund­ing is to al­low the com­mu­nity to have a say in what they want from the dis­play.

There are 30 do­na­tion tins lo­cated through­out Corowa so peo­ple can drop their loose change into them and as­sist the Ro­tary Club to en­sure a fan­tas­tic fire­works dis­play this New Year’s Eve.

Do­na­tions to the fire­works can be made by: • Di­rect de­posit into the club’s fire­works ac­count – BSB 082-559, Ac­count Num­ber 246378185.

• Cheque made payable to Ro­tary Club of Corowa Fire­works and mailed to Ro­tary Club of Corowa, PO Box 153 Corowa 2646. • At one of the col­lec­tion tins lo­cated at busi­nesses through­out the town.

The Ro­tary Club of Corowa is once again work­ing hard to raise enough funds to en­sure that the New Year’s Eve fire­works are able to con­tinue this year.

The Ro­tary Club is look­ing for com­mu­nity sup­port for this year’s fire­works dis­play.

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