Lotterywest funding for major events in the Shire of Murray

Murray MLA Robyn Clarke and Murray Shire president David Bolt with the funding cheque.
Murray MLA Robyn Clarke and Murray Shire president David Bolt with the funding cheque.

THE Shire of Murray has received a $20,000 Lotterywest grant towards this year’s Murray Community Christmas Celebrations and the 2019 Pinjarra Festival.

The funding is split between the two major events for Pinjarra and Murray.

The Murray Community Christmas Celebrations are at Cantwell Park, Pinjarra this Wednesday from 5pm to 7.30pm.

The 2019 Pinjarra Festival is on the WA Day long weekend on June 1-3.

Murray MLA Robyn Clarke said the events brought the community together and represented the best of the Murray.

“The Pinjarra Festival in particular also promotes the region across WA and provides tourism opportunities for the area, boosting the economy,’’ she said.

Murray Shire president David Bolt said the events were highlights on the Murray event calendar.

“Our Christmas event unites Murray through celebration and is a great opportunity to gather and reflect on the past year and head into the festive season and New Year on the right note,’’ he said.

“With the generous support of our sponsors and through collaboration with our businesses, community members, groups and associations, the Pinjarra Festival grows in stature each year.”