- Thursday 20 August 2015
A triumph for TrackFest
I am unbelievably proud of the Nambour community and everyone who put in the hard yards to make the inaugural TrackFest such a wonderful success. Thank you also to everyone who came along to support what was a great social event for Nambour and hinterland residents and for people from right across the Sunshine Coast. So many people walking around also meant great exposure for our local businesses.
It was the official launch of fundraising efforts to generate the $600,000 required for the Nambour Heritage Tram project and the festivities were captured on film by Adam Finney of Barking Owl, who is developing a crowdfunding promotional video to help the fundraising efforts along.
I started the fund with a personal cheque of $1000, and Bendigo Bank and Michael Foley followed, each contributing much appreciated donations of $500. I would ask anyone out there with a love and respect for our town to consider donating towards this community-focused project. Bendigo Bank has set up two financial thermometers so we can all keep an eye on the progress. There will be one with the $600,000 target and one with $50,000 increments to provide stepping-stone goals along the way.
We identified a few things to be improved at future events, including a need for more food stalls and increased seating for future events and I thank everyone for their feedback. Make sure you save the date for the next TrackFest. It’s on Saturday 5 September.
Yandina Street Fair
Make sure you’re in Yandina on Sunday August 23 for the town’s Annual Street Fair for fun, food, rides and stalls. It’s on between 11am-6.45pm, and it’s promising to be a great event.
Congratulations to the Nambour and North Coast Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association on their new headquarters. The group has relocated from Coolum to the old post office building in Stevens Street, Yandina.
Highlights of high school drama
Thanks to everyone who organised the Sunshine Coast Schools Drama Festival. I had a great night at the highlights evening and was impressed by the talent of our local students. Nambour State High School was part of the event and the students put on an impressive show. The festival is run on a volunteer basis by drama teachers from our state and private schools who deserve an applause for their dedication.