Not only was this year’s Tilba Festival a fantastic celebration of local music, culture and food but it has also delivered a welcome cash injection to the very fabric of the town, the community groups who get things done and have exciting project ideas for their community.
Grant Harrison, President of the Festival Committee, has announced that the Tilba Primary School 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 are 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,” he says.
‘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-sited Tilba 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.
“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 [email protected] if you would like to be part of the 2020 Festival,” Mr Harrison says.
The Tilba Festival takes over the sleepy little heritage listed town every Easter Saturday, the main street is closed and handed over to good times that attract around 10,000 people.