Fraser Coast festive grants help spread Christmas cheer

Community groups from throughout the Fraser Coast will share in almost $22,000 in Council festive grants to decorate the streets of small towns and help stage Christmas and New Year’s Eve events.

Cr James Hansen said the grants had been approved under Council’s Community Festive Events Program and Community Small Town Festive Decorations Program.

“The Christmas-New Year period is a wonderful time of the year, and Council is pleased to be able to help our smaller communities on the Fraser Coast decorate and brighten their towns to spread some Christmas cheer,” he said.

“These grants also enable clubs and not-for-profit organisations to put on community events such as carols, Christmas markets and a family fun fair during the festive season.

“Council is committed to creating connected, inclusive communities through our places, spaces and people; our grants programs help achieve that. It’s all about building better communities together.”

Groups sharing $13,1999 in grants under the Community Festive Events Program include:

  • Poona Community Progress Association, Poona Festive Event, $1,000;
  • Burrum District Community Centre Association, Howard Community Christmas Twilight Markets, $2,000;
  • Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, An International Christmas, $1,000;
  • Burrum Heads Christian Community, Burrum Heads Carols by Candlelight, $620;
  • Toogoom and District Community Association, Toogoom Christmas Fair, $1,929;
  • Maryborough District Cricket Association, New Year’s Eve Family Fun Fair, $2,000;
  • Bauple and District Recreation Ground Association, Bauple Community Christmas BBQ, $1,200;
  • Boonooroo Progress Association, Boonooroo and Tuan Community Christmas in the Park, $1,450;
  • Glenwood Community Centre, Glenwood Christmas Function 2023, $2,000.

Groups sharing $8,542,59 under the Community Small Town Festive Decorations Program include:

  • Tiaro and District Chamber of Commerce, Tiaro the Christmas Town, $1,255.86;
  • Tinnanbar Progress Association, Tinnanbar’s Tree-mendous Christmas, $1960;
  • Maaroom Progress and Ratepayers Association, Maaroom Festive Decorations 2023, $650;
  • Toogoom and District Community Association, 2023 Small Township Festive Decorations, $927.94;
  • Boonooroo Progress Association, Boonooroo Christmas Lights and festive decorations, $1,748.79;
  • Glenwood Community Centre, Glenwood Community Centre Christmas Decorations, $2,000.

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