HOG’s new executive board (minus Selena Hourigan) is Andrew Tarrant, Kerren Smith, Maxine Baldwin, Elaine Thompson, Brian Sansom and Bob Baldwin.
HOG’s new executive board (minus Selena Hourigan) is Andrew Tarrant, Kerren Smith, Maxine Baldwin, Elaine Thompson, Brian Sansom and Bob Baldwin. Renee Pilcher

Festival's future is gold

A CROSS-SECTION of accomplished individuals have been selected to sit on the board of Gympie's Heart of Gold Film Festival and steer it into the future.

There's a saying; if you want something done, get a busy person to do it.

Seven respected Gympie residents have been chosen to lead the Heart of Gold International Film Festival in an exciting new direction.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin and husband Bob, principal of Baldwin Lawyers, joined fellow Rotarians Brian Sansom, known for successfully raising the Gympie Muster from infancy to 2010, and businessman and industry leader, Kerren Smith, on HOG's management board.

Founding member and 2011 board member and acting chair, Andrew Tarrant, an electrical engineering systems integrator, was asked to remain on the board. He was pleased with the selection.

"The board is looking really strong. I'm really impressed...I think the festival will move ahead successfully from this point on," he said.

"This is a new direction for the festival."

He will join Community Bank president Elaine Thompson and human resources manager Selena Hourigan on the board - all worth their weight in gold in their fields of interest and employment.

Help raise money for the festival by attending A Light Hearted Comedy Program at Gympie Civic Centre on Friday, March 16, from 6.30pm.

A special screening of comedy shorts from the 2011 festival will start at 7pm with intermission drinks and bar snacks available as well as a mini café, followed by more short films until 9.30pm. Bar closes 10pm.

Tickets are $15 and available from Kingstons Office National, 32 Mary Street, or at the door. For more information phone 5486 6135.

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