Gympie Mayor Glen Hartwig (Photo: GRC)

February 18, 2021

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival has received a major cash injection from Gympie Regional Council ahead of its 2021 event.

The $50,000 cash sponsorship was announced by Mayor Glen Hartwig at a special invitation-only sponsors celebration held last Friday night at the Goomeri Hall of Memory.

The GRC had promised $50,000 cash for last year’s event, too, but a Council spokesperson said this was contract was cancelled and the cash was not paid when the festival did not go ahead due to the pandemic.

The $50,000 sponsorship for the 2021 event – which is celebrating its 25th year – is a large increase on recent levels of support the festival has received from the GRC.

In 2017-18, Council provided $10,500 sponsorship which consisted of $8000 in cash, and $2500 in-kind.

In 2018-10, the GRC provided cash sponsorship of $20,000.

South Burnett Regional Council also provides a small sponsorship package – believed to be worth about $1000 – towards the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.

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