Big bang for Bargara at New Year's Eve?
FOUR Bargara groups are joining forces to create a big bang at the beach, with a push for a New Year's Eve fireworks show.
The Bargara Progress Association, Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce, Bargara Lions and Bargara Lioness Club have put out the call for sponsors to help support the event.
"Our ambition is to establish the Bargara New Year's Eve Community Fireworks as an annual event that will continue to attract an increasing number of people to our shores," they wrote in a letter to potential sponsors.
The event was proposed for The Basin at Bargara, with the four groups offering the people to plan, develop, promote, manage and operate the event but corporate sponsors are needed to get it off the ground.
Bargara man Noel Bowman said he'd like to see the event go ahead, as long as it didn't take money out of the pockets of those in need.
"I personally would be pleased to see it because it's a very well populated area on New Year's Eve," Mr Bowman said.
"Lifts to the community are always a good thing.
"Sometimes we've got to have that."
Community support for the idea was positive, with 100 people in the first hour "liking" a Facebook post by the NewsMail yesterday, asking for opinions.
"Heck, yeah. We need something to do around this region," Renee Ginn wrote.
"Sounds great. We don't do the club or pub thing. Would rather see the new year in having a barbecue with the kids and family," Brenda Biggs agreed.
"What a great idea. Tourists that come to Bargara during these holiday times are always disappointed that there are no community events organised in Bargara," Michelle Murray said.