PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL. Over the last nine years-so many supporters-Volunteers-Helpers-Campers-people who believed in our Festival- who had faith in our project-and most importantly
shared the vision. Sharing the vision- way back in 2011- I approached Southern Downs Regional Council -to obtain permission to hold the event- then met with representative- Anne Doherty- who gave me some of the best advice ever. And looking back now -it is
this advice & support- from our local Council Members-Councilors who attended the Festival over the years that has been so crucial. Mayor Peter Blundell officiated one year- our local Member of Parliament Lawrence Springborg also attended (pictured)
- this support has been ongoing during the whole nine years! Of course our volunteers play a huge role- their belief in our Festival- their continued dedication is another reason we have survived . In the middle of Droughts- Floods- and some very difficult
years- even a mini Tornado- when we were basically wiped out. Broken trees- debri everywhere- only about two weeks out from our Festival- and a scene of total chaos- our SDRC came to our rescue -sent a mop up team-with Chain Saws- trucks- Machines- and a complete
crew- we were able to go ahead with our event. The place looked a bit ragged- I guess- but nevertheless our wonderful crowds still flocked in- sypathised- took photos- signed our (Tornado Tank) and so we soldiered on- as we do- come rain ,hail, or shine! .
Nearly every Business in Warwick has supported us at some stage- it makes me personally feel very satisfied that I have achieved what I originally set out to do- creating a Community event to bring the entire Community together and make a special event that
we can all be proud of. I believe I have done this & it is critical to small regional areas-to be united & stand together so we all stay strong during these hard ecenomic times! SDRC s generous support enabled us to run a TV/Media campaign which really
boosted our local crowd last year. Several Community Groups are very involved every year & benifit from our crowd with Catering -(CWA) and Raffles (Blush Foundation) and an Auction conducted by Shane Webke ( our VIP Special Guest) Shane supports
this Auction/fundraiser every year- we are supporting Young Care again for 2019.
QLD MEMBER LAWRENCE SPRINGBORG & WHEATVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR.