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Fireworks venue switch

By Corowa Free Press

This year the Rotary Club of Corowa has arranged for the New Year’s Eve fireworks to be held at RSL Park. 

The fireworks have been held at John Foord Oval for the past three years and this year the Rotary Club has decided to try something different.  

It is hoped the change of venue will allow easier access to the area by a greater number of Corowa residents and, being higher up, it is anticipated that more people will be able to see the fireworks from their homes. 

Corowa RSL Club CEO Peter Norris said this year’s fireworks event is one not to be missed.

“I think it’s fantastic the fireworks will be located in the Corowa RSL Park this coming New Year’s Eve, the park is the ideal location as it is central for the community of Corowa to enjoy,” he said.

“We would love for everyone to head to the park to enjoy the display, this time of the year is all about friends and family and this location is the perfect gathering point for all to enjoy the festivities in a safe and friendly environment.”

A small area of the park will be fenced off from the public to allow the display to be set up but there will still be lots of room for families to picnic or utilise the BBQs and the new playground prior to the 9.30pm display. There will also be a second display at midnight. 

Fireworks Chairman, Paul Miegel, thanked Rivalea and the Corowa RSL Club for supporting the fireworks and as this is a community funded event, he hopes local businesses and the community get behind the event as well, by contributing to tins placed in businesses around the town. 

Businesses who make a contribution of $500 or more will be recognised on the fireworks thermometer at the bottom of Sanger Street, and individuals who contribute $100 or more will be thanked publicly in the Free Press.  It is only with community support that the New Year’s Eve fireworks are able to go ahead.