MIGHTY Mossman Show revellers will have an opportunity to snap a photo with a human-sized Nemo at Douglas Shire Council’s stall this weekend.
Council has sought the help of the popular fish costume as it announces an opportunity for local artists to submit entries to design stencils to be painted on drains and footpaths in Douglas Shire.
The Storm Drain Stencil Art contest could be your chance to tap into your creative flair while promoting the “Keep Paradise Plastic Free” message.
Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said the contest would help promote environmental sustainability and put local talent on display.
“This is another incredible opportunity to be creative for a cause,” she said.
“We will also be inviting everyone to write down what you do to protect the Great Barrier Reef and get a fun photo with one of the most loveable fish.”
Douglas Shire Council staff will be stationed at the WS Johnston Pavilion.
Council will also give residents and ratepayers a chance to have a say on important issues.
Surveys will be available to seek community feedback about Council’s new Corporate Plan and single-use plastic fruit and vegetable bags.
“The Mossman Show always draws a strong crowd so it is important we have a notable presence and provide worthwhile engagement opportunities for residents,” Mayor Leu.
“I encourage everyone to come down for a chat, get information and fill out any surveys you feel you would like to be heard on.”
Parking will be available on a vacant block south of the Showgrounds.
This can be accessed via Johnston Rd by turning right after the Mossman Hospital.
The Mossman State High School P&C will be collecting a $3 donation to go towards the Leukaemia Foundation.
SUNDAY &, MONDAY (JULY 22 and 23)
GATES OPEN: 8am each day.
-Sunday: 9am to 9pm.
-Monday: 9am to 6pm (*reopens 7pm to 9pm*)