Lanterns to light up the harbour

TWEED River Festival organisers have put out the call for volunteers to help out with the Lights on the Harbour Lantern Parade on the main day of the festival.

Tweed Shire Council's natural resource manager, Jane Lofthouse, said 60 volunteers were needed to carry lanterns in the parade on Saturday, October 24.

“We are looking for volunteers to carry larger lanterns and also join in the fun of the parade with smaller lanterns that can be decorated on Saturday afternoon from 3.30pm,” Ms Lofthouse said.

“We also need 30 people with canoes, kayaks or any watercraft you can hang a lantern on for the parade.”

The Tweed River Festival will include wetland walks on Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21. The Sustainable Living Centre and Kingscliff Waste Water Treatment Plant will host an open day on Thursday, October 22 as part of the festival.

“People will be able to see how a modern waste water plant operates,” Ms Lofthouse said.

“The Sustainable Living Centre provides hints about living lighter on the planet.”

The Catchment Catch Up will be held on Friday, October 23 and will involve catchment managers, industry and volunteers getting together to share knowledge about natural resource management in the Tweed to the public.

A full program of Tweed River Festival events will be on the Tweed Shire Council website later this week in the festival and events section.

People interested in volunteering for the lantern parade contact Dianne Rowles on (02) 6670 2783.

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