Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A lovely set of numbers!

The 2017 Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt has attracted a greater number and diversity of local businesses than last year’s ... and there are still two months before the Treasure Hunt starts!

Diane Schofield’s Treasure Hunt team has worked hard and long to sign up twenty eight businesses from Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and Portarlington – up from the twenty Drysdale businesses in the 2016 event.

 “Everyone’s a winner in our Treasure Hunt”, said Schofield. “Participating local businesses can increase their custom, local glass artists can increase their public profile and, of course, local Treasure Hunters can win beautiful glass art as prizes.”

Each local businesses in the Treasure Hunt will display a piece of glass art it commissioned from a local glass artist and these pieces will be major prizes in the Treasure Hunt draw.

“Businesses in the 2016 Treasure Hunt spoke very positively about their experience”, said Schofield, “and their comments convinced other business to join the 2017 event.”

Pirates never had it this easy!
From January 2 2017, Treasure Hunters can identify each participating business via the Treasure Hunt poster in its window and can search for that business’s ‘Tiny Treasure’ – a small glass ornament.

Screen grab of the interactive online map
Once a treasure hunter finds a Tiny Treasure, they will receive a stamp on their Treasure Hunt form; and with at least ten stamps, they can enter their form in a draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday 21 February at Drysdale’s Christian College between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

In a local first, our Treasure Hunters can use an interactive online map to identify businesses in the Treasure Hunt. No more breaking stony ground with a parrot on your shoulder – this is digital digging!
(Once at the site, scroll down to see the map.)

2. Featured Festival sponsor – Rotary Club of Drysdale (i). Making sustainable improvements to local communities
admin@drysdalerotary.org.au                                                www.drysdalerotary.org.au
P.O. Box 123, Drysdale 3222, Victoria
Meets: Mondays at 6:30 PM at Clifton Springs Golf Club, 92-94 Clearwater Drive, Clifton Springs, Victoria 3222.

The Rotary Club of Drysdale has been a supporter of the Festival of Glass and is a major sponsor of the “Welcome to Drysdale” mural – a Festival of Glass project that was erected recently in Drysdale’s town square. The Club’s commitment to promoting artistic excellence in the community has also led it to sponsoring one of the Glass Art Awards at each year’s Festival of Glass. The “Second Life” Award, given each year to the artist submitting the best piece of glass art made by recycling glass .... but more of that later! 

Rotary seeks sustainable improvements in local communities in over 200 countries; and the Rotary Club of Drysdale raises money to support regional organisations including Cystic Fibrosis Geelong, Polio Plus, Portarlington Miniature Railway, Portarlington Food Assistance program, Barwon Health Transport (with Rotary Club of Geelong West and others), and an Art Mentorship Program for year 11 students (with Bendigo Bank). The Club runs the annual Easter Art Show over the Easter weekend at the Christian College Sports Stadium in Collins Street, Drysdale. The 2017 Show will feature around 400 artworks for sale and more than $8,000 in prizes; and a concurrent raffle will raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Geelong. Denis Walter OAM is a patron of Cystic Fibrosis Australia and will speak at the Art Show’s opening at 11am on Easter Saturday.

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