Fire and Wa­ter Festival fun

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TWENTY years on, the Booringa Fire and Wa­ter Festival in Mitchell heaved with num­bers stronger than ever at the week­end.

The last time a Fire and Wa­ter Festival ran was in 2011 and the Booringa Ac­tion Group de­cided it was time to re­vive the com­mu­nity fun week­end, bring­ing much re­lief to a town dev­as­tated by the drought.

With more than 400 peo­ple at­tend­ing the two-day event, or­gan­iser Bree Jig­gins said it was a tremen­dous week­end full of art, cul­ture, food and fun.

“We are re­ally happy with how things went,” Miss Jig­gins said.

“The turnout was great and ev­ery­thing ran smoothly.”

Cel­e­brat­ing Mitchell’s unique his­tory, she said the festival fo­cused on the con­nec­tion to the land and the won­der­ful things the district has to of­fer.

“On Fri­day we had more than 120 peo­ple at­tend the ‘let’s take a walk through time’ and three course din­ner, which was a huge hit,” she said.

“We are very proud, we couldn’t have done it with­out all the spon­sors.”

PHOTOS: DARCY FOOTT PHO­TOG­RA­PHY / JAMES LIVERIS

MITCHELL COM­MU­NITY: The Booringa Fire and Wa­ter Festival was a huge suc­cess at the week­end, held over two days in Mitchell.

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