Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, centre, gets that spooky Halloween feeling with the Armidale Regional Council’s Tourism and Events Advisor Katrina George, left, and Deputy Mayor Todd Redwood, announcing a $240,000 grant from the State Government to support 12 upcoming community events and festivals in the region.
Thursday, 15 September 2022
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced a $240,000 grant from the State Government for local groups working with Armidale Regional Council to stage their 12 upcoming community events and festivals.
Mr Marshall said the funding would be put to good use to deliver a truckload of fun for all ages through a variety of events in Guyra, Armidale and villages, starting with an International Buskers and Comedy Festival in Armidale later this month.
He said there would be something for everyone with drive-in cinema, Halloween high jinks, star gazing, buskers and Christmas reindeers, just a few of the new offerings with old favourites such as the Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival and the Armidale Autumn Festival also included.
“I am thrilled to see this funding secured and congratulate Armidale Regional Council and community groups for working together to present such a strong case for these 12 events,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding has been set aside to support getting everyone back into the habit of having fun within our communities and all these 12 events will be free or gold coin entry only, taking pressure off our strained budgets – so there will be no excuse for missing out.
“We all want to see communities thriving and businesses benefitting from more local activities, events and opportunities in the regions and am pleased the State Government funding will make that happen in our region.”
The first event will be the council’s Busker and Comedy Festival in the Mall, coinciding with school holidays on Tuesday, 27 September.