Hans and Lola Kronemeyer are looking for volunteers to help with the Fraser Coast Cultural Festival.
Hans and Lola Kronemeyer are looking for volunteers to help with the Fraser Coast Cultural Festival. Kristy Martin

Festival feast "bellissimo"

PREPARATIONS for the Fraser Coast Cultural Festival are under way and tonight’s Tastes of Italy fundraising event is set to be “bellissimo”.

Festival president Hans Kronemeyer said the event, at the Urangan Community Centre, would be the last of its kind before the much-anticipated festival kicks off next month.

Tonight’s sold-out event features traditional Italian cooking by Rocco Turina and a performance by local rock n’ roll dancers.

The festival is a celebration of cultures that promotes the ideas of harmony and unity.

A bevy of colourful entertainment acts, including a Ukrainian dance troupe from Melbourne, traditional Butchulla dancers, singer Kamahl and Brazilian drummers, will feature on this year’s line-up.

A dinner dance on March 19 will begin the celebrations in the lead-up to the Festival in the Park at Scarness on the 28th.

“It’s been very busy,” Mr Kronemeyer said of the preparations.

“We’ve had a visit from Queensland Events to talk about making the festival sustainable for the next five years.

“We’re in the final stages of preparations now and have contacted most of the artists but the festival does not run by itself, we really need a lot of volunteers to help out.”

Volunteers are needed to help with the setting up of the event and also for promotional and administration duties.

Anyone interested can call Mr Kronemeyer on 4128 3996.



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