Creative and happy campers

IT'S all over for another year and yet again, in spite of the weather, Camp Creative participants and tutors had a great time.

President Peter Nance said the flood just emphasised what a welcoming community Bellingen is.

“Everyone just chipped in,” Mr Nance said.

“The community was wonderful, particularly last Tuesday when people came forward offering transport and accommodation. All the campers really appreciated it.”

He said the celebrity concert, the street party and the children's concert finale were all performed to full and enthusiastic houses.

“Everyone was in good spirits.

“It really is astonishing when you see what people achieve in those five days of the camp.

“The things they make, what they sculpt, what they learn to play and to sing – that is where the satisfaction comes for myself and our hard-working committee.”

Busy tying up loose ends this week, Mr Nance said no decision had been made as yet as to how funds from the camp would be used.

“First we look at the needs of the high school and see if we can assist there, then we look to our outlying venues.”

He said the proceeds of this year's raffle had raised $3000, all of which would go towards the Queensland Flood Relief effort.

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