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Cherry Festival feature: Cherry Harmony Festival committee presented with $20,000 Lotterywest grant

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival treasurer Franzine Karamfiles, Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie and festival secretary Nicole Adams.
Camera IconManjimup Cherry Harmony Festival treasurer Franzine Karamfiles, Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie and festival secretary Nicole Adams. Credit: Daniel Hocking

A $20,000 Lotterywest grant has helped sweeten the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival’s 21st year celebrations, in time for the favourite Manjimup event this weekend.

Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie congratulated the festival committee and presented them with the Lotterywest grant certificate while in Manjimup on Saturday.

“The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is a fabulous event, which brings the community together and attracts a huge number of visitors to town,” she said.

““The committee and volunteers do a wonderful job year after year, so I’m thrilled we’ve been able to support the festival with this Lotterywest grant and through our Regional Events Scheme.”

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Manjimup Harmony Festival chair Pam Bodsworth thanked Lotterywest for their support and the grant, noting Lotterywest’s support since the beginning of the festival.

“Lotterywest’s support is paramount to the running of the festival, and we appreciate everything they do for us,” she said.

“Without out the funding, we couldn’t do it. The grant covers our festival infrastructure, things like the stages and the sound systems.”

The State Government is also a sponsor of the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival through its Regional Events Scheme.

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