Support from local business will ensure this year's Curryfest at Woolgoolga will be a success.
Support from local business will ensure this year's Curryfest at Woolgoolga will be a success. Leigh Jensen/ The

Firing up for our Curryfest

CURRYFEST is moving full steam ahead with dozens of local businesses throwing their support behind the event.

Major sponsors of the event were announced last week and now there's news of many local businesses coming on board as silver, bronze and community level sponsors to support the town's signature event.

"There are definite signs of a community striving together and thriving together since the highway bypassed us," chamber president Gordon Abbott said.

"The sponsors list for Curryfest 2014 is reading like a who's who of local business and there are even more coming on board at the community level to do their bit for the event.

"It's great to see and promises to put us in good shape to keep the event prospering for the years ahead."

This week event manager Tegan Ewart announced silver sponsors Costa Exchange, the local NAB branch, Seaview Tavern, which will also host the after party in the evening after the street festival is over, and Northern Beaches Handi-Hire, which supports the event by assisting with a lot of the necessary equipment such as marquees and generators.

"It's a great opportunity to support the local community and to help put Woolgoolga on the map," Phil Cross, of Northern Beaches Handi-Hire, said.

The NSW Community Relations Commission has also provided a grant to spur the event on as it approaches a major milestone next year and makes big plans to celebrate a decade of Curryfest.

Bronze sponsors on board already are Norco Rural and Woolgoolga Accounting & Taxation Services along with ATPM NRMA's Darlington Beach Holiday Park. Local employment and training firm ETC has provided a community grant to cover the cost of some new permanent signs for Woolgoolga to promote the festival year round.

The number of community level sponsors is also still growing with locals such as Nicole Cardow Real Estate, the Guru Nanak Temple, Vision Property Sales and Tursa already on board.

Media sponsors and participating restaurant and accommodation venues are expected to be announced soon.



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