Thursday, March 12, 2015

Volunteers needed to help make Steamfest another success

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Plans are rolling along for this year’s Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.
Tickets are now available for the annual celebration of steam-powered machines, which will be held in the Maitland railway station precinct on April 18 and 19.
Maitland City Council used the event’s launch to call for more volunteers to help make the event run smoothly.
Council’s events co-ordinator Adam Franks said people didn’t need to be locomotive enthusiasts to volunteer.
“People don’t necessarily need to have a passion for steam to get involved, simply an interest in playing their part in creating a positive experience for visitors,” he said.
“This year, new to the program, we’re doing some coal loop runs in Port Waratah.
“That’s a first for a number of years for Steamfest.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 8, 2015.