Additional accommodation is still needed for the Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival at Easter.TYLA HARRINGTON February 4, 2014 4:25am
Play on the Plains Ltd chair Harold Clapham and Deniliquin tourism officer Denise Thomas (centre) with Barry and Pauline Macauley and Jannette Dundon.
Play on the Plains Ltd chairman Harold Clapham is encouraging more people to make their homes, caravans or even houseboats available for Deni Blues and Roots festival patrons who are seeking accommodation.
Mr Clapham said the Home Stay Program had gathered ‘‘quite a bit of momentum’’ since it started.
The program provides an alternative for festival-goers who would prefer not to camp. Availability of other accommodation is scarce.
The program has been coordinated by the Peppin Heritage Centre and tourism officer Denise Thomas said it had housed 25 people.
Barry and Pauline Macauley have their caravan booked out for two people on Easter weekend, while Jannette Dundon has two people staying in a unit outside of her home.
They each said they were happy to make their accommodation available.
‘‘The program has expanded to people who have caravans or possibly houseboats,’’ Mr Clapham said.
‘‘We would like to thank Denise and others at the tourism information centre for coordinating the project .
‘‘The board believes the Home Stay Program will bind the community in with these visitors.
‘‘It is important we coordinate it through the tourist information centre because it means the centre becomes the first point of contact.
‘‘Denise and her helpers can also let our visitors know everything that is happening in town that weekend.’’
Anyone interested in making available a room, house, caravan or houseboat is asked to phone the PHC on 5898
The centre is acting as a mediator between those offering accommodation and those seeking it.
Negotiations will be between the property owner and festival patron.
The PHC will keep a register of both accommodation options and those needing a place to stay.
The Blues and Roots Festival is from April 19-20. Tickets are available at www.denibluesfestival.com.au.
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