Centenary of Griffith

GET SET TO CELEBRATE WITH 2016 CARNIVAL!

The countdown is on for the celebration of a lifetime when Griffith celebrates its 100th birthday during 2016 and the Centenary Committee are preparing for a year filled with events - none bigger than the 2016 Carnival during August.

Event Organiser, Council’s Corporate Communications Officer Naomi Brugger said preparations are well under way to make the 2016 Carnival a celebration like no other.

“Griffith has been well known for its parades and the Carnival sub-committee wanted to bring some of that excitement back for the centenary,” said Mrs Brugger.

“There is no better way to do this than the 2016 Carnival – a street party and parade to be held Saturday 6 August. Who can remember lining Banna Avenue watching the parade or even better, being part of the parade?”

Registration is now open for interested community members, groups and businesses to enter their float or marchers in the street parade.

“We are calling on everyone in the community to get behind this event and register their participation. Entrants can have a float or simply a group of marchers,” said Mrs Brugger.

“Depending on interest, we may need to cap numbers so I recommend you register sooner rather than later!”

The sub-committee are also on the lookout for performers and bands to register their interest in being part of the community stage throughout the day.

“The 2016 Carnival will also incorporate a street party – we plan to have market stalls, side walk sale, performances, food and drink stalls and plenty of entertainment throughout the day,” said Mrs Brugger.

“To make that happen, we need local performers, bands and organisations to indicate their interest in being part of the event. This can be for the community stage or providing activities or entertainment at one of the posts along Banna Avenue.”

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the centenary year is gearing up to something which residents will never forget.

“Having lived in the Griffith area my entire life, I remember the excitement of the festivals and parades we used to hold,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

“The 2016 Carnival is going to bring some of that back to Griffith and will be an incredible event. While it is early days, if you are interested in registering a float or being part of the celebrations in another day, I would like to encourage you to do so early.”

“We are expecting that this will be an overwhelmingly popular event and I am excited to see the entire community coming together to celebrate our birthday.”

If you would like to register your interest in being part of the 2016 Carnival, please visit www.griffith2016.com.au or contact Mrs Brugger on 0428 668 394.

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