Not only was this year’s Tilba Festival a fantastic celebration of local music and food in Australia’s only heritage listed town, it has resulted in donations to some local groups doing exciting work in our community.
Grant Harrison, President of the Festival Committee, today announced that the Tilba Parents and Citizens Association, the Tilba Cemetery Committee, the Tilba School of Arts Trust, the Tilba Chamber of Commerce and the Tilba Branch of the CWA were each recipients of $1,000 donations.
‘We were delighted that so many locals and holiday-makers joined us at the Festival on Easter Saturday. The Festival has always been a not-for-profit event and we are very pleased this year to be able to support the work being done by these groups.' Mr Harrison said.
'The donation to the P&C will support the thriving kitchen garden at Tilba Primary School. The donation to the Cemetery Committee will allow interpretative signage to be developed at the spectacularly-sitedTilba Cemetery. 'The donation to the School of Arts Trust will help maintain the Halls at Central Tilba, which have been a hub for community life for over 120 years. The donation to the Chamber of Commerce will support the village maintenance program coordinated by the Chamber and local residents. And the donation to the CWA will contribute to an impressive range of reconciliation initiatives being developed.' he added.
‘A big thanks to the volunteers in these groups who are bringing these projects to life. And to everyone who came to the Festival. We are already beginning to think about next year’s Festival and volunteers with ideas and energy are always welcome - just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of the 2020 Festival.'
Above from left to right: CWA members Vicki Stadon, Robyn Williams, Janine Halasz (Treasurer), Gretal Bodiam, Maureen Kleeman (Secretary), Jenny Burnett, Grant Harrison, President Tilba Festival Committee.