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Donations still needed for community fireworks

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December 13, 2017

Rotary Club of Corowa President Gary Poidevin standing next to the community fireworks thermometer gauge set up at the Bangerang Park end of Sanger Street to keep track of the funding process.

The Corowa RSL Club is the latest sponsor to come on board with funds for the town’s New Year’s Eve Community Fireworks display.

Corowa RSL General Manager Peter Norris said the board of directors were unanimous in supporting the very important community event with a $5000 contribution.
“Not only is it celebrated by residents and visitors in Corowa, people come from across the shire which provides some positive flow-on impacts to local business,” he said.
“The club will continue to support local events, particularly those which have a positive social and economic impact on our community.”
The fireworks thermometer gauge at the bottom of Sanger Street is starting to rise with some other significant sponsors on board including Ricky D’s Pizza and Rivalea.
The total now stands at $13500.
Chairman of the Fireworks Committee Paul Miegel thanked the three major sponsors for getting on board once again.
“We are always so indebted to our three major sponsors who really form the backbone to allow the fireworks to proceed,” he said.
“As the end of the year draws near, we would like the community to get behind the event and show their support by donating.”
The last two years have seen great fireworks displays on John Foord Oval, with the children’s fireworks display from 9.30pm and the main event at midnight.
Dancers from Judy O’Malley’s School of Dance will be in attendance selling fair floss to raise money to help send fellow dance student Chelsea Boyer to represent Australia at the UDO World Street Dance Championships to be held in Scotland in August next year.
Judy encouraged residents to dig deep on the night or consider sponsoring Chelsea to help her realise her dream.
The Rotary Club of Corowa is co-ordinating the fireworks funding and has collection tins at local businesses and at its monthly market in Bangerang Park.
Donations for the fireworks can also be made directly into the Rotary Club’s Fireworks Account - BSB: 082-559 Account No: 246378185, or by cheque made payable to Rotary Club of Corowa Fireworks and mailed to P.O. Box 153 Corowa, or at the front counter of the Federation Council offices, where a receipt from the club will be issued.
Businesses making donations of $500 or more will be listed on the donations meter at the bottom of Sanger Street and thanked in the Free Press and individuals donating $100 or more will also receive the same recognition.

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