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2 March, 2021

Lions set to celebrate 60 years in Dimbulah

THE Dimbulah Lions Club have made an early call to cancel their annual Lions Festival, but will still go ahead with their 60th year celebration.

By Carl Portella

Dimbulah Lions Club members Jon Favaro, Ben Fabris and Luke DeLai are looking forward to celebrating 60 years of the Dimbulah Lions Club

THE Dimbulah Lions Club have made an early call to cancel their annual Lions Festival, but will still go ahead with their 60th year celebration. 

Due to COVID regulations, the small volunteer club simply does not have the people and infrastructure to comply, for the festival to go ahead in May. 

President of the Dimbulah Lions Club, Brendon Goldsworthy is disappointed that the popular festival will not go ahead for the second year in a row. 

“The COVID related precautions, the manpower needed to stage the event and the cost associated with it all is just beyond the club’s capabilities, so we had no choice but to call off the festival again this year,” he said.

“It is disappointing, we were all looking forward to having the festival this year especially since the Dimbulah Lions Club will be celebrating its 60th Diamond Anniversary and we wanted to make it a grand occasion.” 

Not all is lost however as the Lions Club will now hold a fundraising cabaret, just like the old days and still retain the popular Queen and King competition as well as celebrate their 60th anniversary. 

“The committee have decided to hold a cabaret in the shire hall, similar to the old-style cabaret’s the soccer club used to have on New Year’s Eve,” Mr Goldworthy said. 

“We are going to retain the King and Queen competition which is always popular with the locals. 

“The Lions Club will also continue to fundraise so that local charities and people in need can benefit from what we do. 

“Donations and sponsorship from the community are more than welcome as we continue to do what we Lions do best.” 

The date for the 60th anniversary cabaret fundraiser has not been set as yet, but it is expected to be held May of this year  

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