Fire­works venue switch

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

This year the Ro­tary Club of Corowa has ar­ranged for the New Year’s Eve fire­works to be held at RSL Park.

The fire­works have been held at John Fo­ord Oval for the past three years and this year the Ro­tary Club has de­cided to try some­thing dif­fer­ent.

It is hoped the change of venue will al­low eas­ier ac­cess to the area by a greater num­ber of Corowa res­i­dents and, be­ing higher up, it is an­tic­i­pated that more peo­ple will be able to see the fire­works from their homes.

Corowa RSL Club CEO Peter Nor­ris said this year’s fire­works event is one not to be missed.

“I think it’s fan­tas­tic the fire­works will be lo­cated in the Corowa RSL Park this com­ing New Year’s Eve, the park is the ideal lo­ca­tion as it is cen­tral for the com­mu­nity of Corowa to en­joy,” he said.

“We would love for ev­ery­one to head to the park to en­joy the dis­play, this time of the year is all about friends and fam­ily and this lo­ca­tion is the per­fect gath­er­ing point for all to en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment.”

A small area of the park will be fenced off from the pub­lic to al­low the dis­play to be set up but there will still be lots of room for fam­i­lies to pic­nic or utilise the BBQs and the new play­ground prior to the 9.30pm dis­play. There will also be a sec­ond dis­play at mid­night.

Fire­works Chair­man, Paul Miegel, thanked Ri­valea and the Corowa RSL Club for sup­port­ing the fire­works and as this is a com­mu­nity funded event, he hopes lo­cal busi­nesses and the com­mu­nity get be­hind the event as well, by contributing to tins placed in busi­nesses around the town.

Busi­nesses who make a con­tri­bu­tion of $500 or more will be recog­nised on the fire­works ther­mome­ter at the bot­tom of Sanger Street, and in­di­vid­u­als who con­trib­ute $100 or more will be thanked pub­licly in the Free Press. It is only with com­mu­nity sup­port that the New Year’s Eve fire­works are able to go ahead.

Mac­cas au­then­tic wood smoked ham and other smoked small­go­ods

Corowa Ro­tary’s New Year’s Eve funds gauge.

Last year’s stun­ning fire­works dis­play. Photo by Si­mon Ginns.

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