AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS - EVENTS OF THE YEAR 2021
26 Jan 2021
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza 2020
Event Organisers: The George Town Neighbourhood House & the Crazy Duck.
The event organisers delivered a professional and successful New Year’s Eve event, with two fireworks displays at 9.30pm and midnight to celebrate the coming of the New Year. This event catered for all ages and was free entry between 5pm - 9pm with lots of family attractions including pony rides & petting zoo, zorb balls, train rides, swing cars and mechanical bull.
Throughout the event there was live music, food and beverage stalls, performances from various artists including from Bee Bop Dance Studio. Between 9pm-midnight the ticketed event began which offered a wet area, food vans, novelty lighting stall and more live music.
The event was graciously supported by a number of local businesses and was well patronised by the local community who enjoyed a great afternoon and night of good food and marvelous entertainment. All profits from the event will be used to execute this years New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.
If social media is a measure of success then this event blew it out of the park, the community was full for praise on what had been a challenging year for everyone, as the fireworks were enjoyed both sides of the Tamar River.
Weymouth Community Family Fun DayEvent Organisers - Weymouth Progress Association
Weymouth is a small seaside coastal village, a community of permanent residents and holiday makers.
In 2020 the Weymouth Progress Association (a group of voluntary community members) was unable to conduct their usual activities and events due to the pandemic so channeled their energy to resource and organise an event that would bring residents together after the long months of Covid 19 restrictions. It had to be fun and relaxed, for all residents young and old, to enjoy and reconnect and celebrate.
The Association successfully applied for the George Town Council Covid 19 Event Recovery grant, which enabled the Association to resource all their ideas for this event. The event was an outstanding success, with over 150 Weymouth residents in attendance. Aided by beautiful weather, a celebration and unveiling of the mural installation on the rear of the tennis court shelter, a jumping castle, face painting for the children, a BBQ cooked by the local experts, wonderful cheese platters to accompany the beverages brought by the patrons, all while enjoying the music provided by Big Al, made for the perfect evening.
The older children entertaining themselves, playing beach volleyball on the playground and cricket on the tennis courts. People were happy, sitting with friends and family, soaking up the atmosphere in a Covid 19 friendly environment.
The dedicated committee of the Weymouth Progress Association, have the appreciation that events don’t need to be complicated, great music and food, BYO beverages some entertainment for the kids can bring a smile to everyone's face.
The Association has been swamped with requests to hold similar events in future, and intend to do so.