Arrow Energy Gets Festive for Chinchilla Melon Festival
The Chinchilla Melon Festival, now in its 25th year, sees melon-lovers from across Queensland join together to celebrate the town’s farming reputation from 14-17 February. The family event includes a watermelon skiing, a melon bungee and, of course, a lot of melon eating.
This year Arrow Energy is celebrating by supporting the youngest festival goers. Arrow’s Brighter Futures community investment program is sponsoring the kids’ entertainment and street performers for the main day of the event on the 16th of February.
Chinchilla itself is located about 300km from Brisbane. The small community built its economy on grain crops, but has since diversified. Now, broadacre farming, cotton and feedlots work hand-in-hand with natural gas exploration and development.
Arrow Community and Communications Manager, Liz Edwards, says the company is pleased to be involved in such a resilient, community-based event.
“Arrow’s Brighter Futures community investment program exists to support the sustainable development of communities in our operational footprint, and this festival fits the profile perfectly”.
For more information on the iconic festival visit melonfest.com.au.
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