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28 July, 2021

Locals urged to get involved with country music spectacular

SAVANNAH in the Round festival director James Dein and event assistant “Nipper” Brown have thrown the call out for the region to embrace and become part of what looms as Australia’s country music event of the year.

By Michael Warren

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre volunteers Diane Pezzoti, Debbie Brown, Susan Healy and Shirley Lea. The Heritage Centre is just one local community organisation getting involved with Savannah in the Round. James Dein and “Nipper Brown” have encouraged other local groups and individuals to also consider getting involved with the festival.

SAVANNAH in the Round festival director James Dein and event assistant “Nipper” Brown have thrown the call out for the region to embrace and become part of what looms as Australia’s country music event of the year. 

Dein and Brown have encouraged the Mareeba community and surrounding Tablelands’ townships to take proud ownership of the event and as such both would love more local groups and individuals to get involved. 

Whether it’s running a stall, being a volunteer, or simply offering a few hours over the three days to ensure the smooth running of the October long weekend event, Brown suggested it’s the contribution and community involvement that truly matters. 

As it stands Mareeba Cricket, Mareeba Men’s Shed, the Heritage Museum and Visitor Info Centre and Paddy’s Green Rural Fire Brigade are each already locked in to assist, but Brown would love more local groups such as the Lions, Mareeba Men’s Leisure Group, Scouts and others, to consider being a part of things as well. 

“Savannah in the Round is truly an event for the people, run by the community, and by that I mean the hardworking volunteer groups in Mareeba and across the region,” “Nipper” Brown told The Express. 

“An event of this magnitude relies on the hard and selfless work of volunteers and volunteer groups. 

“If groups want to be a part of Savannah in the Round, I would welcome and encourage them to contact me directly to get involved. 

“Likewise, if there are community members in Mareeba or across the Tablelands for that matter that want to volunteer or contribute to Savannah in the Round, reach out and contact me directly. We would love to have you involved. 

“We’ve seen with events like the Rotary FNQ Field Days and Mareeba rodeo that an event of that size is only as good as the volunteers that contribute massively to its success – Savannah will be no different.” 

For more information, please contact Nipper Brown on 0429 931 061.


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