Sweet Contribution to River Celebrations

September 2018 

The annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a family-oriented day filled with stalls, activities and entertainment, all centred around the magnificent Richmond River.

Now in its eight consecutive year, the Woodburn Riverside Festival has continued to go from strength to strength, and Sunshine Sugar has been a proud supporter since its inception.

Operations Manager of Sunshine Sugars’ Broadwater Sugar Mill, Mr David Wood, recently met with event organisers Glenn Crawford and Pam Bellingham, confirming ongoing sponsorship support as a Gold Sponsor.

The Broadwater Sugar Mill will again be entering a vessel in the iconic Raft Race, hoping to outperform last years’ effort. Whilst the Mill may have had the “best dressed” raft in 2017, this year the captain and crew will be redesigning the craft to not just look good, but also to perform with more nautical agility to power from one side to the river to the finishing line on the other.

Being held on Saturday 13th October at Riverside Park, Woodburn; the festival brings the local community together to celebrate not only the splendour of the river, but the important role it has played in developing and sustaining the Richmond Valley.

With a full schedule of activities from 9am to 9pm, there should be something for everyone on offer. Along with amusement rides, performances by local schools, markets, barbecue, and a live band; the infamous and extremely competitive Council Challenge race between Richmond Valley Council and Lismore City Council will take place ahead of the open raft race and mini biathlon. The event culminates in the evening, with a fireworks display over the river.

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Woodburn Fest certificate 2018

PIC: (Left to Right): Glenn Crawford, Pam Bellingham, David Wood

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