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Fire, food, fun and scarecrows

EventsJoanne EisemannComment

JUNE 2018

WINTERFIRE IS a community event taking place in Deloraine centred on the theme of fire and held close to the solstice.

WinterFire is shaping up to be another great night. All the old favourites will be there. Fire drums for toasting marshmallows, a drumming circle, belly dancers, a poetry circle, and a roving magician. Plenty of food, hot chocolate and mulled wine.

New additions are a puppeteer, a scarecrow competition and 3 sculptures which will be set alight during the telling of a story. The evening will conclude with the lighting of the giant bonfire.

This year you are invited to make a life-size scarecrow. It can be traditional, quirky or just full out whacky. Any materials can be used and there are three cash prizes sponsored by The Deloraine Deli. If you wish to have your scarecrow burned on the bonfire, please ensure that only natural materials are used (cotton, straw, timber etc).

WinterFire 2018 will be held at the Deloraine Showgrounds on Saturday 16th June starting at 4.30pm. Entry is $10.00 and children 16 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Further details can be found on the WinterFire Facebook page or phone 0428 237 078.

Photo | Mike Moores