Paynesville's NYE fireworks have been saved
The annual New Year's Eve fireworks carnival in Paynesville has been saved.
A group of six Paynesville people formed a committee called Paynesville Community Events to run the event when the town's Lions Club found it wasn't able to continue their involvement.
The group embarked on a fundraising campaign, needing to raise $10,000, and businesses and the public have responded enthusiastically and generously.
There is still a little bit to find, but enough has been raised for the committee to say "It's a goer!"
"We still have a few thousand to raise, but the East Gippsland Community have pulled off a massive effort and brought the fireworks back for 2018," said group member Cherie Draper.