GLNG’s Garry Scanlan and the Gladstone Eisteddfod team.
GLNG’s Garry Scanlan and the Gladstone Eisteddfod team. Tom Huntley

Volunteers needed as city eisteddfod draws near

PREPARATIONS for the 2013 Gladstone City Eisteddfod are well underway and the committee is calling for volunteers to help with the event.

Publicity officer Dulcie Benn said the committee was working hard to ensure this year's eisteddfod was the most successful to date.

"We are greatly indebted for the support to the whole community and are most grateful for the encouragement of our new prime sponsor GLNG," she said.

The syllabi for the Eisteddfod have been selling steadily and closes on June 21.

Age is no barrier to entry, with talented performers ranging from about four years of age to well over 60 years.

It has also been confirmed that for reasons beyond the control of management of the Gladstone Entertainment Centre, the whole of the eisteddfod will be held in the marquee at the Gladstone Marina.

"Last year favourable comments were that it was cosy. The good news is that more dressing rooms will be added this year," Ms Benn said.

She said there were many ways volunteers could assist in the smooth running of the event.

"It is a lot of fun and we never know when we are assisting a rising star toward a career in the arts," she said.

"The duties of the volunteers are very simple, but all very necessary."

Prospective volunteers can call secretary Pauline Newman on 4978 0646.



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