After spending most part of the year as Treasurer for the Go-for-Gold Committee, its hard to believe the event has finally arrived.
This year the Nundle Go-for-Gold committee; lead by Nick Bradford from Nundle Woollen Mill, made a few addition to the event created a "Nundle Chinatown" to the festival which added an oriental ambience to the festival. We purchased over 30 large red umbrellas from Bunnings in Tamworth which provided effective shading throughout the streets of Nundle. Committee member Heather Atchison built a Chinatown walkway and I had the task of painting a big "WELCOME" sign in Chinese for the walkway. I got to put my Chinese writing skills to good use whilst having fun doing it.
The festival was a huge success despite the wet weather on the Opening Saturday. By Sunday, the weather had cleared and the festival brought in thousands of visitors to Nundle. The committee put out a large Red Donation Bucket which was extremely effective in assisting with our fundraising for next year's event.
The Chinese Lion dancers performed again this year with the addition of Chinese female dance group from MCCA who provided Chinese dancing in Nundle Chinatown.We formally acknowledged our generous Sponsor; Everich International group and had CEO Thomas Yang to "paint the Lion's eyes" at the opening ceremony.
To read more about the festival, click on the below link for an article from Northern Daily Leader