Bazil Grumble meets Mary Poppins
Bazil Grumble is coming to the Fraser Coast… and he’s got a taste for cardboard!
Members of the popular arts company will be special guests at the Mary Poppins Festival in the Park on Sunday 1 July in Maryborough, and they’re bringing their unique brand of entertainment with them.
Children attending the event will have the chance to help create Bazil Grumble’s Makedo Maze, using hundreds of recycled cardboard boxes.
Council’s Waste department has come on board and is calling on local businesses and residents to donate their unwanted cardboard boxes – measuring roughly 60cm x 60cm - to help the make the activity another huge success.
“We need a lot of boxes and have set up donation stations at some of our local landfill sites,” Council Waste Project Officer Kate Brown said.
Donations can be made at the Saltwater Creek Road Landfill in Maryborough and the Nikenbah Transfer Station in Hervey Bay during normal operating hours.
Both of these sites are open seven days a week from 7.30am to 5pm.
“If you are going to donate a box, be sure that it’s flat packed, and please notify the staff that it’s for Council collection.
“If any local businesses have large boxes - particularly on delivery days - that they can’t deliver, get in contact with Council and we’ll arrange for them to be picked up.”
To organise a donation or pick-up call 1300 79 49 29.
The Mary Poppins Festival celebrates the heritage city’s unique link with the world’s most famous nanny; author Pamela Travers was born in Maryborough in 1899.
“The festival includes the colourful Grand Parade, the hilarious nanny and chimney sweep challenges as well as children’s workshops, Mary Poppins characters, traditional games, rides, steam trains and live entertainment,” Event Coordinator Claire Phillips said.
“It’s really grown into a signature event on the Fraser Coast, and it’s the only one in the world!”
For more information on the festival visit www.marypoppinsfestival.com.au