Tropical Pinefest on quest for ambassador entrants
IT'S a community event that's iconic on the Capricorn Coast.
Not only does it raise money for many different local, national and international charities, the Yeppoon Lions' Tropical Pinefest is a celebration the entire town gets involved in.
That's why Eiryn Twidale and Naomi Donovan decided it was their chance to make a difference.
The pair are the first two entrants of this year's Pinefest Ambassador Quest, but organisers Lynne Alexander, Kerrie Scoffin and Donna Lodwick are looking for as many as possible to get involved. Lynne said males and females were welcome to enter the personality quest.
"Anyone can enter over 16 years," Lynne said.
"The money gets dispersed to good causes in the local community and further, as well as towards the Yeppoon Lions Club."
Last year, entrants raised an astounding $34,000 during the quest.
Half of the money raised by an entrant will be donated to the beneficiary of their choice.
Eiryn, a Year 12 student at St Ursula's and Naomi, music teacher at Yeppoon State Primary School, have similar goals, but are still choosing their charities.
"I think it will be a great opportunity for me to learn to new skills, meet new people and give back to the community," Eiryn said.
"I've never done anything like this before, but I just want to raise awareness for a good charity," Naomi said.
Pinefest runs from Friday to Sunday, October 16-18.
If you're interested in becoming an Ambassador entrant, contact Kerrie on 4939 2392, or Donna Lodwick on 4939 9500 for more info.