Southern Phone announces sponsorship of Southeast HARVEST festival

Regional telecommunications provider Southern Phone has announced it will sponsor the 2012 Southeast HARVEST regional food festival.

Southern Phone understands the value in connecting people to each other and their community. Its sponsorship recognises that those values are mutually shared with the Southeast HARVEST event.

The festival’s purpose is to communally enjoy and share the seasonal harvest, to raise community awareness around sustainable food practice and to demonstrate and share wholesome food preparation and cooking techniques and recipes.

Southern PhoneAs a local government-owned enterprise, Southern Phone operates to maximise benefits to local communities. It reflects the values, ethics and style of the people living in the country and presents those to their customers through their personal and attentive service.

Southern Phone was established in 2002 to directly address the lack of service and competition in telecommunications in regional areas and continually strives to deliver lower prices and improved services to people living outside the city.

All profits are returned to its shareholder local councils, directly benefitting those communities.

“Supporting a fantastic event like the Southeast HARVEST is a natural expression of the mission of Southern Phone” said Southern Phone spokesperson Tim McTernan. “The event is organised by people in the community for the community and is spreading a message that will help build a more resilient community. We’re very pleased to help the Southeast HARVEST communicate its message to as many people as possible.”

The HARVEST is held every 16 months to enable growers and guest demonstrators to showcase produce from each season. This year’s festival on Saturday 17 March will be a celebration of Autumn, the season that many believe is the best time of year for this region.

A huge array of interactive stalls are planned, featuring local produce and locally made delicacies, as well as displays promoting more sustainable living and activities for children of all ages.

Limited event merchandise will be given away to earlybirds and a fantastic prize will be drawn every hour for a lucky ticket holder to win. Gates open at 9am.

Entry to the HARVEST is only $5 (16 years and over) or $10 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children 16 or over). Children under 16 are free. Tickets include access to the full program of events in the main marquee, including demonstrations from special guest presenters Jackie French and Julie Goodwin.

Visit the Southeast HARVEST website for more information.

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