Funding shortfall hits 2014 Lantern Parade

It is with regret that the River Rock To Mountain Top Community Festival committee must advise that the festival’s signature event, the Lantern Parade, will not be held in 2014. The costs involved in staging this event are significant and unfortunately we have been unsuccessful in securing sufficient funds through sponsorship and grant applications for the event to proceed. Over the past 7 years the festival has been very fortunate with funding and the committee is very optimistic that the event will run again in the future.

For the Lantern Parade – and therefore the Festival – to continue to receive sponsorship and grants, we need to show community support for not just the Lantern Parade but all the events which come under the Festival banner. The committee also needs revitalising to ensure that new events and ways of promoting the Festival are introduced. We are seeking community members to become involved in the planning and administration of the Festival. The level of community support will determine the future of our Festival.

So if you or someone you know has the desire to help promote our spectacular part of the world by working to ensure the future viability of the River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival please contact Darlene West 49585194 or Vern Lindbergs 49591693.

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