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Success for first-time event

Neri White enjoyed the face painting and activities on offer at the Middlemount Multicultural Festival.
Neri White enjoyed the face painting and activities on offer at the Middlemount Multicultural Festival.

MORE than 600 people were treated to a cultural extravaganza at the first ever Middlemount Multicultural Festival, at the weekend.

Residents celebrated the very best of Middlemount's vibrant ethnicities through food stalls, cultural performances and more.

Isaac councillor Jane Pickels said it was great to see so many families out enjoying the festivities.

"There was an excellent line up of cultural entertainment from traditional dances to henna art and origami workshops,” she said.

"The highlight performance was the Wulgurukaba Walkabout Dance Group who dazzled the crowd with their dancing while also sharing their dreamtime stories.

"The food stalls were outstanding with everything from Asian and Indian to a traditional Maori Hangi.

"Congratulations to Dean and Jamie Sullivan who's Hangi actually sold out of food on the day

Hungry Hungi: Dean and Jamie Sullivan sold out of their traditional Maori Hungi raising money for the Middlemount Junior Golf.
Hungry Hungi: Dean and Jamie Sullivan sold out of their traditional Maori Hungi raising money for the Middlemount Junior Golf.

"Not only was their food delicious but it was also raising money for Middlemount Junior Golf.

"The fabric of any community is built on shared knowledge, understanding and experiences, and that's exactly what the festival offered.

"I would like to sincerely thank the organising committee and everyone who was involved in the festival.

"It definitely was a big hit with the community.”

Annalyse Gaiter joined in the fun activities at the Middlemount Multicultural Festival.
Annalyse Gaiter joined in the fun activities at the Middlemount Multicultural Festival.

Isaac Regional Council was proud to deliver the Middlemount Multicultural Festival with funding support from the Queensland Government under the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program.

For more information visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au or call Isaac Regional Council on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).


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