HOTG 2018 Acknowledgements

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It is with great pride that The Philanthropic Collective once again hosted Halloween on the Green this year at Ferny Creek Reserve. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the small and dedicated Volunteer army for helping us create this wonderful Event for our Hills Community and beyond. Without this grass roots level of support this Event could not take place. We thank each one of you with respect and admiration for your commitment. Much joy was generated, new connections within the Community made and happy memories created for all our families and children. 

There are many stand out highlights, from our incredible entertainment line up to the Hollywood movie set created in the log cabin as a Haunted House, the roving entertaining musicians, actors and street performers and our dunking machine Master of Ceremonies – Mr Frank Kouzi from Fletchers in Olinda, who stole the show. 

We acknowledge and thank all our working partnerships and our many Sponsors who once again demonstrated the caring heart of big and small business in providing generous support to our Event and Community. 

Thank you to all and please keep Saturday 26th of October 2019 free as we present Halloween on the Green next year.

Andrew Fillip-Gautier
Event Director

With special thanks to our Supporters:

Members of The Philanthropic Collective
President – Mark Bean
Vice President – Kimberley Turner
Treasurer – Fabian Fillip-Gautier
Secretary – Lauren Schmidt
Strategic Development and Event Director – Andrew Fillip-Gautier
On site Crew – Lee Schmidt

Core Committee Members
Communications Director – Belinda Young 
Entertainment Director and Master of Ceremonies – Rosalind Mackay
Sound Engineer – Tim Collins
Entertainment Coordinator/Stall and Food Vendor Manager – Roxy Horn
Jazz in the Hall director Peter Hurley  
Sponsorship Director – Lauren Croiset 
Administration Managers – Rachael Vautier & Rebecca Bailey
Operations Director – Jo Fishburn
Logistics & Safety Officer – Fabian Fillip-Gautier
Certified Food Safety Supervisor – Lorraine Stroud
Packaging Supplies – Megan Coutts 

Yarra Ranges Council 
Mayor – Cr Len Cox – Opening Address
Cr Noel Cliff – Streeton Ward
Troy Edwards – Acting CEO
Kelly Delaney – Executive Assistant – Mayor and Councillors
Karen Meuleman – Festivals and Events Development
Jesse Graham – Digital and Communications Officer
Ajeet Ringe – Health Inspector

Fletchers Olinda, Melbourne’s Estate Agents
Tara Tonkin, Sales Secretary 
Scott Ellison, Director 
Glenn Gardiner, Director  
Jenni Nash, Real Estate Agent  
Frank Kouzi, Real Estate Agent
Andy Martin, Real Estate Agent

Bendigo Bank – Upwey Branch Community Branch
Abigael Jamieson, Branch Manager – Upwey Community Branch  
Melisa Hepworth, Executive Officer
Lisa Hurrey, Customer Relationship Officer  

Participating Schools:
Sassafras Pre-School Committee headed by Katie Cremean, Debbie Haberfield, Director and Leonie Stow, Educator
Sassafras Primary School Committee headed by Kathryn Ward, Susan Jenkins, Sam Lee and Stacey Goodger, Principal
Ferny Creek Primary School headed by Bek Cranmer and Anni Smart, Principal
Haunted House headed by Jenny Royle
The Home School Community headed by Dani Ford and Imogen Truffaux, Director

Major Supporters:
Ferny Creek Recreational Reserve Committee of Management heading by Judy Mathews and Robert Thompson
The Offices of Jason Wood MP and James Merlino MP
Ferny Creek Sassafras Fire Bridge headed by Lindy Jewell, her team of CFA volumeters and Captain John Schurink
Police Liaison Unit Crime Prevention Officers headed by Linda Hancock and Lisa Brooks
Ferny Creek 1st Scouts headed by the amazing Guido Gelok and Tim Lee
Ferny Creek Tennis Club headed by Jody Wallis
Saint John’s Ambulance on site team and headed by Colin Warne
Cleanaway – Waste Management Solutions – Anthony Findlay
Yarra Valley Water

Float Verification:
Bendigo Bank – Upwey Branch Community Branch – Lisa Hurrey, Customer Relationship Officer
Sassafras Pre-School – Debbie Haberfield, Director and Leonie Stow, Educator  

Money Exchanges and Independent Money Audit:
Sassafras Primary School Representative: Mel Cornwell, Administration Manager
The Home School Community Representative: Alison Dolek 
Sassafras Primary School Representative: Jeaniene Spink
Sassafras Pre-School Representative: Intan Sutanto

Media and Collateral:
Best Digital – Marge and Mark Piper
Web Site creation by Anthony Ferriere
Ryan Pope Media – Ryan Pope
Cameo Cinemas – Belgrave
Notice Board Systems – David Sacher, Creative Media Manager
Mail News Group Journalist – Derek Schlennstedt, Journalist 

Staging and Site Infrastructure:
Main Stage – Mr Scotty
Sound Equipment – Justin Swan and Kalo Taylor
It’s Your event – Picnic Tables – Mr Levi

Make up
Face Painters headed by Amy Sheridan and Wendy Di Luzio
Halloween make up headed by Melissa Jay, Jacqui Sleeman and Mandy Ford

Artists staging the Log Cabin – Haunted House: 
Ferny Creek Primary School
Jenny Royal, School Council President
Johanne Royle-Young
Liz Lawrence
Cathy Ronalds
Hayden Schueler
Miranda Skoczek

Aussie Amusements – Cheryl Rouse

Sponsors Sassafras:
Oracle of Sassafras – Sassafras
Miss Marple’s Tea Rooms – Sassafras
Sassafras Sweet Company – Sassafras
Dine Devine – Sassafras
The Fat Badger Café – Sassafras
Smits and Bits – Sassafras
Tea Leaves – Sassafras
Seven Pages – Sassafras
Treasures of Istanbul – Sassafras
Soak -Sassafras
Sohum – Sassafras
Proserpina Bakehouse – Sassafras
Alta Vista – Sassafras
Dacheri – Sassafras
Kaiserman Jewellers – Sassafras

Sponsors Olinda:
Olinda Police
Valley Ranges Getaways – Olinda
Olinda Pharmacy – Olinda
The Hills Medical – Olinda
Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre – Olinda
IGA – Olinda
Olinda Pizza
Butlers Vintage Depot – Olinda
Olinda Collective
Dudley’s – Olinda
Hair for the Hills – Olinda

Sponsors Mount Dandenong:
SkyHigh – Mount Dandenong – Richard Pitts
Balance Mountain Day Spa – Nadine Knight
Maison Belle Retreat – Janine Hartrick

Sponsors Monbulk:
Aldi – Monbulk  
Ventura – Monbulk
Monbulk Aquatic Centre
Nexus Travel and Cruise – Monbulk

Sponsors Ferny Creek:
Extreme Tennis – Ferny Creek
Ferny Creek Tennis Club Inc

Sponsors Ferntree Gully:
Better Rentals

Sponsors Sherbrooke:
Piggery Café – Ulrike Roehl, Manager

Sponsors the Patch:
Dandenong Ranges Cottages – The Patch

Sponsors Bayswater:
Officeworks- Bayswater
Bunnings Warehouse – Bayswater

Melissa Muir Design
Tree Adventures
Mountain Valley Electrician
Arthur Daley
Montague Apples
Tilnak Art

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