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The Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival receives a funding boost.

18/June/2021
Cassowary Festival coordinator Liz Gallie accepts the generous donation from Jeff and Donna Spratling photographed here with their friendly staff.

A surprise phone call from Donna Spratling from the Bingil Bay Cafe offering to host a fundraising dinner for the Mission Beach Cassowary Festival resulted in a fantastic $1,000.00 boost to the Cassowary Festival bank account!

We are so grateful for the wonderful community spirit shown by the owners of Bingil Bay’s favourite meeting spot, the dinner was sold out in 4 days and was a great success.

The music provided by the talented ‘Twenty Strings’ had many people dancing on the impromptu dance floor, their European song list was extensive, culminating in the classic “Hernando’s Hideway” rebadged as “Down at the Bingil Bay Cafe”! The dinner was delicious, the dessert a culinary piece of art, and Max, the hospitality superstar, attended to everyone with flair and humour.

Such a big thank you to Donna and Jeff, and all their amazing staff, their sense of community is on show all year round!

The Mission Beach Cassowary Festival is back on track this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid. The very popular event will be held at Ulysses Park on September 4, 2021.  beginning with the Drumming of the Cassowaries Parade. A full programme will be advertised as the date draws near.
Community members are encouraged to participate in the many activities being planned. If you or your group are interested in having a stall, take part in the parade or volunteer to help on the day please contact the festival committee on 0414402315 or email cassowaryvestival@gmail.com

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