Local musicians entertained all day with many original compositions in celebration of where they live and the special natural environment of Mission Beach.
Judy Brady who coordinated the children’s activity said “The stripeys Tent was a beehive of activity throughout the day. The kids loved creating artworks about the rainforest and reef“. “At one stage there were at least 20 kids helping local artist Lavina, create a painting which will be raffled to raise funds for the festival”.
The idyllic venue at Ullysses Park next to the beach was packed full with a large number of displays set up by groups and individuals from around the Wet Tropics sharing information about the work they do for the environment and wildlife, an Artist tent with a display of local art and market stalls selling their produce. The food court with a variety of food styles completed the festival atmosphere
Mission Beach Tourism manager Evelyn Swarbrick congratulated the organisers for their great work and commitment to the festival adding “Well done for the Cassowary Festival on Saturday, another success story”.
“We are excited to build on the success of this year’s event”. “We are gaining lots of feedback and suggestions about what could be included next year” said festival committee member Liz Gallie. “We are focused on using local entertainers and artists. We want the festival to grow naturally, to be a creative expression that represents the strength of our community and their commitment to protect the natural environment”.
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Liz Gallie 0414 402 315