Some doubt had been cast over whether or not the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads would be happening again this year, but organisers have confirmed it will go ahead on Saturday, June 6.
And the team is thrilled that Tursa has once again come on board as a major sponsor of the event.
“We try to support community events,” said Tursa site manager Glyn Williams.
“Tursa is a not-for-profit organisation that does a lot for the community, for in getting involved we put back into the community and support employers.”
This year Vicki McKain and Kim Rosen will lead the Old and Gold team in staging the festival that ‘celebrates all things old, second-hand and recycled’ in the heart of the town.
The festival’s significance and importance was officially recognised last year when it was runner-up in the Events and Tourism.
Awards as part of the Regional Achievements and Community Awards.
And thanks to the town’s focus on recycling, it is rapidly becoming a centre for second-hand wares, with three more shops featuring pre-loved goods opening this year.
One of these is Louise Ralph’s Re Sould on Tweed Street, a retro shop bursting with gorgeous home wares that Louise personally restores to new life, ever mindful of her mantra of the ‘seven Rs’: recycle, restore, rethink, renew, reuse, regenerate and reduce.
Louise’s shop will be a part of the Old and Gold second-hand trail, a handy map to assist bargain hunters find their way through the town’s many second-hand shops.
A couple of committee stalwarts have retired, so Joanne McMurtry welcomes new enthusiastic volunteers on the team to assist with the co-ordination of a few of the activities.
Joanne can be contacted on 6685 1003, Mondays and Fridays.
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