Ficifolia Festival under threat

Ficifolia Festival president Vin Bibby says the 30th anniversary event is in serious danger of not being staging after no nominations for committee office bearer positions were received at the recent annual general meeting.

Ficifolia Festival president Vin Bibby says the 30th anniversary event is in serious danger of not being staging after no nominations for committee office bearer positions were received at the recent annual general meeting.

People power is needed to save Drouin’s annual Ficifolia Festival.

The 30th annual festival in 2018 may not eventuate if community members don’t stand up and help.

President Vin Bibby said it would be sad to see the festival cancelled, but the reality was more people were needed to help and take on committee positions.

“The Drouin Ficifolia Festival has experienced 29 years of providing fantastic entertainment to Drouin and the surrounding community.

“It has enjoyed great patronage whereby thousands of people have immersed themselves in the events and activities offered every February in Drouin.

“Unfortunately, the festival is in serious danger of not staging the 30th anniversary event. Due to a lack of new committee members and helpers the current committee may have no choice but to cancel the festival,” he said.

The committee held its annual general meeting on May 24.  Mr Bibby said one new person attended the meeting and regrettably there were no nominations for any of the office bearer positions.

As a result, Mr Bibby adjourned the meeting until June 22 in the hope that more people will come forward.

“If no-one from the community puts up their hand to help, the festival will be cancelled.

 


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