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Gloucester Business Chamber's inaugural New Year's Eve event

Some of the Gloucester Business Chamber committee Matt Clinch, Deb Sheely, Hailey Dodds, Melissa Leitch, Trudy Schultz and Sandra Twomey.
Some of the Gloucester Business Chamber committee Matt Clinch, Deb Sheely, Hailey Dodds, Melissa Leitch, Trudy Schultz and Sandra Twomey.

Gloucester Business Chamber is set to bring its inaugural New Year's Eve event to town with a bang - complete with fireworks.

The community is invited to attend the free event due to kick off at 5pm in Gloucester District Park on Friday, December 31.

According to chamber president, Matt Clinch it's the first time the organisation has hosted a New Year's Eve event, and given the past few years of struggles, there is a need.

"As an organisation we felt it is our duty to give something back to our community who have battled four years of tough times with drought, fires, floods and COVID," Matt said. "We thankfully have the resources and are in the position to coordinate this event, partnering with our sponsors and other community groups."

Not only is it a chance to bring the community together, it's also an opportunity for families not travel to the coast for firework festivities as was necessary in the past.

"We want our entire community to know the business chamber is here to advocate and support where we can," Matt explained.

The organising committee is hopeful for a big turn our with preparations being made for around 3000 attendees. People can expect the event to be like a really big barbecue complete with live music, carnival food and kids' amusements ending with a fireworks display at 9pm.

"We hope our community will strongly consider staying local for New Year's Eve to support our businesses and this event," he said. "Our intent is to offer this event at as low cost as possible, so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the festivities."