Cowra welcomed in 2022 with a bang

Committee President Joan Bailey handing over the donations to Marguerite Walmsley, Secretary of the Cowra Community Chest.
Committee President Joan Bailey handing over the donations to Marguerite Walmsley, Secretary of the Cowra Community Chest.

Thank you Cowra! the Cowra Community responded to the call to take part in a fabulous Drive-in Fireworks Display to see out 2021.

There were 120 pre-purchased tickets by people that entered the Showground and a lot more watching from Billy Goat Hill and surrounding roads.

For those that purchased tickets, when entering the event they were given a ticket for the opportunity to start the fireworks by pushing on an old detinator plunger.

The lucky winner was Matthew Burton.

As a thank you for your attendance some people were also lucky enough to win some great vouchers and prizes as part of our lucky gate giveaway.

We thank the many businesses of Cowra for their donations of goods and services.

The committee would like to thank our major sponsors, Cowra Shire Council, Cowra Bowling Club, Cowra Services Club, Cowra Hire, Signs R Us, FlyOz, Roccy FM and Triple M.

For a full list of our sponsors go to our Facebook page and when you shop instore thank them for their commitment to Cowra.

Also as part of our community interaction since our first Beach Party, we have a donation collection tin.

We nominate a charitable organisation within Cowra.

This year the Committee nominated the Cowra Community Chest to receive those donations from the community.

We can announce that from the generosity of the community we collected $211.75.

What about 2022? We will soon be starting the planning process for this year's New Years Eve event and we are hoping that we can return back to our original concept of having children friendly activities, jumping castles, dunking tank and mud pit as well as a lot of other activities and of course the big finish with the fireworks.

Our AGM will be coming up soon and if you have a special connection with Cowra and want to be part of this great event using your expertise and enthusiasm send us a message on our Facebook page.