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Council resolved today to provide financial support to two great local community events; the Collinsville Bacon Busters Competition to be held 30th August and the Community Friends National Families Week BBQ held on the 16th May, in Proserpine.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council will provide $500 support for the Collinsville Bacon BustersCompetition 2014, being held 30th August.
“Collinsville Bacon Busters Competition, being held at the Collinsville Rodeo Grounds is a familyfun day, which includes a pig hunt, dog auction, ute camp and iron man, woman and kidscompetition,” Mayor Whitney said.
“This event is expected to be well patronized, with similar events in North Queensland attractingmore than 200 competitors, plus hundreds of spectators.
“The Bacon Busters Competition is being held by the Collinsville State High School P&CAssociation with proceeds raised going to the local Collinsville State High School to supporteducational programs and activities.
“Additionally, the funds will also go towards the “buy a bale” campaign to support farmers andcommunities in drought,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said Council also refunded the minor event application fee of $120 to assist theCommunity Friends Group National Families Week BBQ 2014, held on 16th May, in Pioneer Park, Proserpine.
“The Community Friends group sought the assistance of council to hold National Families Weekcelebrations,” Mayor Whitney said.
“The group is a not for profit group which provides support to families whom have had to recoverfrom suicide. To embrace the importance and value of families, the group held a family BBQ andentertainment day, last week which was well attended by the local community.
“Council is pleased to be able to assist both these local community organizations in hosting theirevents,” she said.
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