It may be more than seven months away but Merimbula Tourism manager Nat Kirby is already planning Merimbula’s next New Year’s Eve event after taking the reins of the highly successful 2015 event, which attracted around 10,000 people.
“The 2015 NYE event was very successful. The transition from a Merimbula Chamber of Commerce managed event to Merimbula Tourism was seamless due to the work done by the previous organising group from the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce. We all pitched in and collaborated well to ensure Merimbula retains this great NYE event benefiting locals and tourists alike.”
The success meant Merimbula Tourism was able to donate $1000 to the Merimbula RFS for the significant help given over the past five years. There was also $500 for Arise (Pambula Baptist Church) who for the third year, gave out water and red frogs with a focus on those at risk from alcohol consumption.
“These events take an enormous amount of effort from volunteers, and help from our sponsors, for which we are very grateful,” Ms Kirby said. “Merimbula NYE fireworks and concert is a very popular event on the Sapphire Coast calendar, without their assistance, we wouldn’t have this event.”
Ms Kirby is putting out a call for more volunteers to help with the running of this highly successful event particularly from mid-afternoon NYE to 2am the following morning. Jobs include can shakers for the much-needed donations, gophers or set-up and pack-down/clean-up crews. To get your name on the roster for any position please contact Nat Kirby on 6495 1129.
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