Fusion Festival puts down roots

To celebrate Cooroy Fusion Festival – 500 free plants will be handed out to the local community.

The free trees will be provided by Fiducian Financial Advisers and Noosa Landcare for mum’s for Mother’s Day.

Fusion Chair, Jim Ennis, said the free trees were an idea which stemmed from the grove of trees in Apex Park which were planted by students from Cooroy State School 20 years ago.

“These trees are now quite established, and we felt it was a nice synergy to distribute free trees this year, given that it is Cooroy Fusion Festival’s first year being held in Apex Park.” 

Jim said it also supported the Festival’s approach of being more environmentally focussed, including waste and plastic free.

Scott McKeown, Principal Advisor from Fiducian Financial Services Noosa Hinterland said as a new business in town and a first time Fusion Festival sponsor he was excited to be part of such a fantastic community event.

“We have opened our new office in Emerald Street and are putting down roots of our own. Supporting the planting of more trees in local gardens and the community is a project we feel strongly about and are pleased to support this initiative with Noosa Landcare.”

Cooroy Fusion Festival is on Saturday 11 May and includes a host of Apex Park activities such as market, community and food stalls; the Bendigo Bank Entertainment marquee with an entertainment line-up full of great local musicians; skate and BMX demonstrations; the Cooroy Supa IGA Tastes of the Hinterland marquee where you can sample the produce of the Sunshine Coast; appearances by Noosa Art’s Theatre’s Tweedledum and Tweedledee characters; and the Noosa Pengari Steiner School sponsored Geckoes Wildlife Show. 

The Butter Factory Arts Centre will have arty activities including the Clay Shed Australian Pottery Throw Down, hand building for children and adults and a free photo booth sponsored by Wythes Real Estate. At Cooroy Library there are a range of programs including Makerspace activities, entertainment and an animal farm sponsored by Cooroy Country Menswear & Jeanery. The Noosa District Orchid Society Annual Show is at the CWA Hall; the Lifeline Denim Sale is at the Cooroy Memorial Hall; and the Cooroora Woodworkers and Cooroy Camphor Laurel Group will have displays at their premises in Lower Mill Road.

This event couldn’t be held without the support of volunteers and sponsors including Noosa Council, Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Tourism Noosa, Cooroy Super IGA, Cooroy Country Menswear & Jeanery, Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Wythes Real Estate, Cooroy Rag, Fiducian Financial Services Noosa Hinterland, Sutton’s Cleaning, Fiona Winter Realty, Cooroy Service Centre RACQ, Gelignite Jacks, Sunny Coast Accountants, Mower & ATV Solutions, Cartwright Lawyers, Cooroy RSL, Greenwood Grove, Noosa Beverages, John Madill Toyota, Noosa Arts Theatre, Jim’s Building Inspections Cooroy, Cooroy Hotel, McDermott Aviation, Cooroy Landscape Supplies, SPM Law, Max Watterson & Associates, The Clay Shed Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, Firefly Solutions, Permaculture Noosa, Noosa Landcare, Unity Water, Bunnings Noosaville and Plastic Free Noosa. 

For more information on Cooroy Fusion Festival head to www.cooroyfusionfestival.com.au