Banana Jim with Sugar Sue and Hanna Mudge from the Banana Festival committee.
Banana Jim with Sugar Sue and Hanna Mudge from the Banana Festival committee.

Businesses embrace Banana Festival

WORKERS in Murwillumbah businesses have been fulfilling their dreams of dressing up as some of their favourite movie stars this week as part of Banana Festival celebrations.

In keeping with the 2011 festival theme of Musicals, shop windows and business premises have been decorated by staff or school children with all manner of paraphernalia related to musical movies.

Southern Cross Credit Union chose the movie Grease, with staff dressing as rock-and-rollers.

Festival president Chris Chrisostomos said organisers were pleased with the participation rate, especially given the hard economic times many businesses were experiencing.

“We have been pretty lucky with the way the economy has been that people have been good enough to come to the party with finances and support,” Mr Chrisostomos said.

“Even though people are hurting, they are still supporting the festival.

“They can either dress up their windows or dress up their premises, with the staff getting involved.”

Today volunteers from the Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber will visit businesses for judging.

First prize is $200 with second prize $150.



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