We are seeking expressions of interest from Stanthorpe and district gardeners who would like to be part of 2018 Stanthorpe Open Gardens.
Stanthorpe’s Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is calling on businesses and community groups to be part of the 2018 festival by sponsoring a Young Ambassador.
Fundraising by the Young Ambassadors and their sponsors helps to make the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival one of regional Queensland’s premier events, while keeping the costs to visitors low.
By sponsoring a Young Ambassador, businesses, community and sporting groups not only play an important role in Stanthorpe’s flagship event, but also showcase the work of their own organisations.
“Sponsoring a Young Ambassador is an exciting opportunity for businesses and organisations to contribute to the success of the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival and promote your brand to thousands of visitors,” festival president Greg Thouard said.
“With the 2018 festival less than a year away, sponsoring committees need to begin planning activities as soon as possible.”
Sponsors can either nominate their own Young Ambassador or be teamed with a candidate seeking a sponsor.
A number of potential Young Ambassadors have already expressed interest in being part of the 2018 Festival.
The Young Ambassador program is a chance for residents of the Southern Downs or adjoining NSW localities who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years to help promote the festival and the Southern Downs Region.
By taking part in personal development and public speaking programs and representing the festival and sponsors at local and regional events, Young Ambassadors develop skills which will assist them in their careers and general life, as well as meeting new people and making new friends.
The Festival Ambassador and Fundraising Ambassador will each receive a travel prize, and Ambassadors will also receive bonuses based on the amount they raise. Entrants must raise a minimum of $2500 to qualify for judging.
If you are interested in being a 2018 Young Ambassador or sponsoring a Young Ambassador, contact the festival secretary on email@example.com or phone 4681 4111.
The 2018 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival will be held from February 23 to March 4.
Image courtesy of The Border Post.
With 12 months to go, we are looking for volunteers to fill a few Director positions for the 2018 Apple & Grape Festival. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact Greg Thouard, President on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 750 351.
The 2017 Busking @ Stanthorpe competition will be held on 25 February 2017. They have a new website: http://www.buskingstanthorpe.org.au/
The fabulous Mike Hayes will be offering two wine masterclasses, and a wine faults class in December. This would be a fantastic opportunity for a Christmas gift for winelovers, or staff Christmas party. Find out more about these classes.
With the annual general meeting of the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival committee being held on 13 September, current Festival President Greg Thouard has issued an invitation for the future generations to become involved now. “For the Festival to survive and deliver at no less than its existing level, it will be the younger to middle age people of today who will make this happen”.
After ten massive days, the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival 2016 has come to a close, finishing with a spectacular weekend of entertainment, fun, food and wine. Over 75,000 people celebrated the 50th anniversary, filling the streets of Stanthorpe on Saturday for the Channel 7 Grand Parade and over 8000 people returned on Sunday for the Multicultural Carnival and Wine Fiesta in Weeroona Park.
Mt Marlay Fun Run results
The buskers competing in the Australian National Busking Championships™ -South East Queensland Regional Finals are entertaining the crowds on the streets of Stanthorpe today. For pics, videos & updates, follow us on Facebook.