Cooroy’s annual Fusion Festival on 11 May is going to be just as wild as ever this year thanks to sponsors, Noosa Pengari Steiner School who are sponsoring the popular Geckoes Wildlife Show and Display.
“Our students are as wild about Cooroy Fusion as they are about our Australian reptiles and wildlife. So it is very apt for us to sponsor the Geckoes Wildlife Show and share that enthusiasm with other festival goers,” said Francis Klugman, School Director of Noosa Pengari Steiner School.
“The Geckoes Wildlife show has been one of the highlights of the festival in past years. Thanks to Noosa Pengari Steiner School’s sponsorship you will get the opportunity to get up close and personal to some wonderful wildlife,” explained Jim Ennis, Chairperson of Cooroy Fusion committee.
The Geckoes Wildlife team have a wide range of specialist skills and knowledge in the environmental area such as endangered species, fauna friendly backyards and wildlife corridors so it is great fun to see the animals but it’s also a valuable learning experience for all ages!
The festival extends the entire main street of Cooroy 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 and performers, skate and BMX demonstrations; the Cooroy Supa IGA Tastes of the Hinterland marquee where festival goers can sample the produce of the Sunshine Coast; appearances by Noosa Art’s Theatre’s Tweedledum and Tweedledee characters; and 500 free tree seedlings to be handed out from Noosa Landcare for Mum’s for Mother’s Day.
The Butter Factory Arts Centre will have various activities including the Clay Shed Australian Pottery Throw Down and hand building for children and adults. At Cooroy Library there are a range of programs including Markerspace 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 at the Cooroy Memorial Hall; and the Cooroora Woodworkers and Cooroy Camphor Laurel Groups 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, Cooroy Super IGA, Wythes Real Estate, Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Cooroy Country Menswear & Jeanery, Cooroy Rag, Sutton’s Cleaning, Fiona Winter Realty, Cooroy Service Centre RACQ, Gelignite Jacks, Sunny Coast Accountants, Mower & ATV Solutions, Tourism Noosa, Cartwright Lawyers, Cooroy RSL, Greenwood Grove, Noosa Landcare, Noosa Arts Theatre, Ben Eggleton of Jim’s Building Inspections Cooroy, McDermott Aviation, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, Firefly Solutions, Permaculture Noosa, Unity Water and Plastic Free Noosa. For more information on Cooroy Fusion Festival head to www.cooroyfusionfestival.com.au