TWO festivals showcasing local food and entertainment will bring the Bundarra community together this month, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $10,000 State Government grant to support activation events at the new multipurpose courts and in the main street.
The funding was provided through the Festival of Place Summer Nights program, aimed at enlivening public spaces in and around local centres post COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Marshall said the free events, hosted by Uralla Shire Council and Bundarra businesses, are an opportunity to acknowledge the village's progress and enduring community spirit after a difficult five years.
"The drought knocked Bundarra to its knees, but in the preceding years a power of work has been done to reinvigorate public facilities and make the village a place families want to live," Mr Marshall said.
"With the new sewage system operational, the installation of the multi-purpose courts and updated facilities at the showground, Bundarra is going through a period of serious renewal.
"To celebrate all this, the Bundarra Twilight Fun Fest this Friday, April 22 will see residents treated to live music, multisport event with prizes and local food vendors.
"The gathering at the multi-purpose courts will be one of the first of many community events I hope will be hosted at this brilliant facility.
"A second event on Friday 29 April will bring Bundarra's main street to life, with the local business community hosting an exciting Festival of Place family function, with disco, free food and live entertainment.
"Bundarra is a proud community with so much to offer and I hope these events work to inspire future community get together and events which encourage tourists to visit."
Uralla Shire Mayor Robert Bell said these were great opportunities for the people of Bundarra to celebrate.
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