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Prom Coast Festival a roaring success

• Pictured at the official opening of the Prom Coast Festival last Friday night were from left, Dr Kaye Rooden (committee), Gen Davis (committee), Councilor Clare Williams (deputy mayor) , Shane Doherty (committee), Sophie Beiers (committee), Lynne Lyon  (committee), Julia Merrington (committee), Jan Bull (Chair of the Community Bank Toora & Foster) , Liz Kindellan (committee), Danny O’Brien MP. 

THE 9th Biennial 2023 Prom Coast Festival concluded on Sunday.

The tired but elated Committee have had  wonderful feed-back so far, from the locals, visitors and business involved, regarding the resounding successes of the broad appeal, community based program of events promoted under the Prom Coast Festival banner and the high attendances at all events, many of which were booked out.

The PCF committee would like to thank everyone who made this happen, including our supporters, sponsors, family and friends. 

In all 21 varied events or experiences were held throughout the long weekend, some held over multiple days. The pictures in the Foster Mirror capture some of the special moments from the weekend. 

Prom Coast Festival Opening night

THE committee of the Prom Coast Festival was delighted to host an opening night party on Friday night at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre for the launch of  2023 Festival as a thanks to their many supporters and organisers of community events, sponsors and philanthropic donors, without whom this 2023 Prom Coast Festival would not be possible.

The event was funded by private and company donations. With magnificent cheeses supplied by Berry Creek Cheeses, olives and olive oil by Golden Creek Olives, Wines by Corner Inlet Winery, delicious Prosecco by Peg and Bull, and Cider by Gurneys Cidery.

The event was supported by Danny O’Brien MP, who generously fitted it into a very busy day, and was opened by Deputy Mayor Clare Williams.  

Jan Bull, Chair of The Bendigo Toora & Foster District Community Bank, and a  major event sponsor, gave a wonderful welcome speech sharing her knowledge of the history of festival over the last 19 years.


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