Warwick editor hits out at Gympie
Warwick Daily News editor Gavin Northey has hit out at Gympie's Winter Trees on Mary in his latest editorial.
Below is his opinion piece.
"Well, you can't blame us for speculating after we found out that Gympie - probably in a grip of an ideas drought - has stolen Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz theme ... or at least the jumpers element.
Warwick started our quirky festival 12 years ago - and we just celebrated the culmination of another wonderful and successful event at the weekend.
It all started with a lightbulb moment, some artistic flair, patience, persistence and years of hard work. Well, here's a message for Gympie.
It won't work, guys.
Imitations never succeed like the original - and best. And here's a message for Warwick. You have been given a warning: our festival well may be in a mighty fight.
We run it on the cheap. We don't know how much Gympie will throw at theirs.
If you are a business that has been sharing in the annual $2.5 million windfall our festival generates, it's time to get out your wallet.
What could we achieve if the entire community chipped in to help prepare the festival instead of the hard-working band of faithfuls?
Here's the plan.
Drop us a small letter to the editor (two-three paragraphs) telling Gympie what we think. Let's hit them with our passion."