Support rolls in for surf festival

By SALLY GORDON

sally.gordon@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE lights have turned from red to amber for committee members try- ing to get the financially embattled Surfing the Coldstream Festival 2006 up and running. Just over a week ago, committee members were forced to consider cancelling this year's fringe arts festival because of a lack of fund- ing. Festival committee chairman Dom Ferry said a good response from community fundraising over the past week had been a positive sign. "We're still in the middle of it, but it's looking good at this stage . . . it's starting to feel like it's go- ing to happen," he said. "It's going full steam ahead and we're in a far better situation than we were a week or so ago." But Mr Ferry said the event was not out of the red yet, with the fate of the festival expected to be known by the middle of next week. Mr Ferry said funds were still ur- gently needed to cement the Octo- ber 21-22 festival. Organisers will be out and about at Yamba Shopping Fair today.

By SALLY GORDON

sally.gordon@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE lights have turned from red to amber for committee members try- ing to get the financially embattled Surfing the Coldstream Festival 2006 up and running. Just over a week ago, committee members were forced to consider cancelling this year's fringe arts festival because of a lack of fund- ing. Festival committee chairman Dom Ferry said a good response from community fundraising over the past week had been a positive sign. "We're still in the middle of it, but it's looking good at this stage . . . it's starting to feel like it's go- ing to happen," he said. "It's going full steam ahead and we're in a far better situation than we were a week or so ago." But Mr Ferry said the event was not out of the red yet, with the fate of the festival expected to be known by the middle of next week. Mr Ferry said funds were still ur- gently needed to cement the Octo- ber 21-22 festival. Organisers will be out and about at Yamba Shopping Fair today.



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