Festival?s as good as gold

MOUNT Morgan is gearing up for the annual Golden Mount Festival.

"The festival is the biggest event on the Mount Morgan calendar,'' Gold Mount Association president Sue James said.

Thousands are once again expected to flock to the festival which opens at 10.30am tomorrow on Morgan Street.

A troop of Aboriginal dancers will start festivities before the annual procession starts at Dee Street at 12.30pm.

The procession will be followed by the traditional Running the Cutter event. After 4pm the event moves beside Mount Morgan's School of Arts where festival-goers will be entertained by musician Phil Wright.

The Golden Mount Festival will start again early on Sunday with the bush poets breakfast at the big dam on Byrnes Parade.

People attending that event will be entertained by local poets and country music. Ms James said she hoped the event would be as successful as past years despite the number of events being cut.

"We haven't got the same number of events but we've put all our efforts into making it as good a festival as we can.

"We just hope we can deliver to people everything that they want.



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