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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to support three local community events; DomesticViolence Prevention Candle Lighting Ceremony, Proserpine Meals on Wheels AnniversaryCelebration and the Airlie Beach Running Festival 2014.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is pleased to be able to help these local community events by donating funds and waiving the event application fees.
“The minor event application fee will be waived for the Candle Lighting Ceremony, being held atFlagstafff Café in Bowen tonight, as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month,”Mayor Whitney said.
“The Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service is holding the community event to help supportfamilies that have been affected by domestic violence.
“Council is also donating $500 to support the Proserpine Meals on Wheels 40th AnniversaryCelebration being held on Saturday 10th May.
“At the celebrations 11 volunteers who have served 20 years or longer will be presented with asmall gift to thank them for their service.
“Council also today resolved to waive the major events application fee to assist the WhitsundayRunners Club host the Airlie Beach Running Festival, to be held 20th July.
“The $600 application fee will be waived which will assist the hosting of the festival which attracts between 200 and 1000 competitors and supporters to the region.
“A proportion of the revenue raised from the event is donated to a nominated charity each year,with this year’s revenue being donated to Eco Barge Clean Seas,” she said.
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