Tumut’s Festival of the Falling Leaf will take on a new look for 2015 after a critical examination of the program by its small volunteer committee tonight.
For the 2015 festival, the six committee members will team up to work on delivering an expanded Rock the Turf music festival on Saturday 11 April along with the Anzac inspired original piece of theatre, “Waiting for the Rising Sun” production on the 23rd and 24th April and 1st May.
“Over the past 60 years, the Festival of the Falling Leaf has continued to evolve in response to the changing community and volunteer base,” said Chairperson, Mr Bob Stewart.
“This is the next phase of that evolution. The committee remains committed to delivering high quality family events for the Tumut community, this year with a strong focus on performance and sustainability,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the sheer scale of the Gala Day in the park, Street Parade, Gala Ball and the other more recent events, MotoFest and Evening activities at the Bull Paddock, require a significantly larger pool of community volunteers than we currently have offering to help,” said Mr Stewart.
“The committee felt that it was important to rationalise the workload in order to encourage more people to get involved. This year, the committee has chosen to work together to deliver two quality events that will hopefully stir people’s enthusiasm and energise the community,” he said.