Bottle Tree Bulletin Bottle Tree Bulletin - February 2019

the bottle the bottle tree tree BULLETIN BULLETIN MARANOA REGION COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER February 2019 | Issue 101 In this month’s edition… Dexter Kruger turns 109 Warroo Game Meats finalists in Dreamtime Awards Arcadia Fires Cobb & Co Festival planning in full swing - jump on board! Cobb and Co Festival Committee have kicked off celebration planning for the 2019 event with the appointment of a part-time co-ordinator to support the committee volunteers from Yuleba Development Group and Surat and District Development Association Local business, ConnectAg, was awarded the 9- month contract starting January 1, 2019. ConnectAg provides rural event and project management services from Roma and proprietor Rhonda Toms-Morgan has extensive local experience and appreciation for the significance of the festival. She’ll certainly bring her passion for the Maranoa to the role. The Cobb & Co Festival Committee has made Cobb & Co Committee members Paul Masson and Jennifer Schwennesen inspect significant efforts to win grants from FRRR and the Cobb & Co Coach in the Surat Museum with newly appointed Festival Tourism Events Queensland to make it easier to coordinator Rhonda Toms-Morgan. manage and organise the Festival. “The Cobb and Co Festival is our way of putting the towns of Yuleba and Surat on the map,” said Paul Masson from Yuleba Development Group. “We want the festival to provide a unique tourist experience and attract families and individuals from across the country. “We recognise we need to really stand out and offer something different and are looking forward to providing a fantastic, unique event,” said Mr Masson. The Cobb and Co Festival will be run from August 17-25, 2019 and celebrates the last ever Cobb and Co Coach Run in Australia. This year’s event is celebrates the 95 th Anniversary of the trip from Surat to Yuleba in 1924. Businesses and individuals interested in being a part of or supporting the Cobb & Co Festival are encouraged to contact Paul Masson on 0437 975 002 or email: pbmasson@bigpond.com and to like the Cobb & Co Festival. Facebook page to get involved. 1