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It’s full steam ahead for Steamfest but more volunteers needed

HEART AND SOUL: Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest organisers are thrilled to have long-serving volunteers such as Del Yeates as part of the event’s team.Picture by NICK BIELBYPlans are rolling along for this year’s Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.
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Tickets are now available for the annual celebration of steam-powered machines, which will be held in the Maitland railway station precinct on April 18 and 19.

Maitland City Council used the event’s launch to call for more volunteers to help make the event run smoothly.

Council’s events co-ordinator Adam Franks said people didn’t need to be locomotive enthusiasts to volunteer.

“People don’t necessarily need to have a passion for steam to get involved, simply an interest in playing their part in creating a positive experience for visitors,” he said.

“This year, new to the program, we’re doing some coal loop runs in Port Waratah.

“That’s a first for a number of years for Steamfest.

“We’ve got a great program here at the rally ground.”

More than 60 volunteers helped with ticketing, train excursions and coordinating events at the rally ground at last year’s Steamfest, including Del Yeates who has ­volunteered for the past 13 years.

She said volunteering was a good way to give back to the community.

“It’s really good for your own esteem,” Mrs Yeates said.

“When people ask a question and you answer or look to resolve the issue and they walk away with a smile on their face, there’s a wow factor.”

People interested in volunteering should contact Kate Henry at [email protected] or 4931 2870.

Visit www.steamfest南京夜网.au to book tickets.

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