Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival
October 13th 2021
At the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival Inc. special meeting, held on Monday October 11th 2021, the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Committee decided to cancel all events planned for the 2022 Festival.
The committee were strongly of the view that regulations were likely to preclude a Street Parade, it being the major event of the Festival. Also as the next Festival will be celebrating the 50th Dahlia and Arts, it was felt we needed to have a full calendar of events to celebrate this milestone achievement.
Our committee also considered our responsibility to keep our community safe from COVID infection. The consequences of an outbreak having on our event holders, event sponsors and the members of the general public, was a factor in our decision.
It is heartbreaking for our volunteer members, who have already put many hours into preparation to come to this conclusion. This has had some impact on our Committee members, with our long standing member, David Richards, stepping down as President, a position he has held for over 20 years. His wife, Judy Richards, will also cease responsibility for administrative tasks.
The Committee remains confident that we will hold bigger and better Festivals in the future, but realises it must attract new people with futuristic views. To this end the Committee is planning a Community Forum, in the near future, to gain input from the local community, on what they suggest could lead to greater and more vibrant Festivals.
If you can help, please leave your contact details:
For further information please contact Laurie Fitzgerald on 0422 502 845