TOP PERFORMANCE: Intermediate performers from Coolum Beach School of Dance get ready for the stage at a past Maryborough Eisteddfod.
TOP PERFORMANCE: Intermediate performers from Coolum Beach School of Dance get ready for the stage at a past Maryborough Eisteddfod. Valerie Horton

Team hard at work ahead of the Eisteddfod

THERE will be no rest for the Maryborough Eisteddfod committee, which has just finished a successful three-day dance competition.

The committee’s workload has increased in preparations for the remainder of the eisteddfod held in August.

Eisteddfod committee president Irene Smith said the event was the only cultural event of its kind within the Fraser Coast.

“We now hold two events a year with competitors and families from across the Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Brisbane and other centres,” Irene said.

The Maryborough Eisteddfod is an annual event with a history dating back to 1903.

Since 1957 the eisteddfod has been predominantly focused on young people – providing a forum for talented young people of the community to perform and receive positive feedback from qualified, independent adjudicators.

In addition, the community will be provided with a week of wonderful entertainment.

“To continue this event the Maryborough Eisteddfod requires support from the local community,” eisteddfod committee president Irene Smith said.

“Generous donations have been given in the past and we hope will continue this year.

“Your sponsorship of this traditional event will be acknowledged in our program, by our announcers throughout the event and on our website.”

In addition, an individual or organisation may also help by publicising the event in newsletters, displaying eisteddfod posters or assistance during the event.

“We always need willing volunteers,” Ms Smith said.