Djerriwarrh Festival 2012
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The Djerriwarrh Festival held on Saturday 10 November 2012 was a huge success.
The festivities kicked of with the Street Parade at 11.00am where 50 community floats respresented the theme of 150 years of Government in Melton.
The main event site at Melton Recreation Reserve offered an array of entertainment and activities for the whole community. In an ampitheatre setting the Community Stage showcased local talent while the kids zone offered a hub of childrens interactive acitivies such as an animal farm, face painting, craft & roving entertainment.
The Business Expo was a great opportunity for local businesses to promote their products and services, surrounded by the Market Stalls in their new location on the grass.
Local enviromental groups enticed patrons with information on wildlife, nature, heritage and programs. The Dingo Discovery Centre treated patrons to a rare opportunity to cuddle dingo puppies. Council Stalls were the perfect opportunity for residents to familiarise themselves with the different services available. Emergency Services brought their amazing display of fire & emergency trucks, ambulance and rescue boats, proving a valuable learning experience for children.
The 3rd Melton Scouts in conjunction with Leisure Services at Council delivered engaging physical activities. New to the festival this year the Healthy Communities alongside Djerriwarrh Health provided information on healthy living and programs available.
Kids were not disappointed with the Youth Crashpad including DJ marquee, photo booth, skate competion, street surfer bus and free treats throughout the day.
The Puss in Boots Puppet Show opened the Main Stage and the entertainment just kept coming with great performances including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Bonnie Anderson and headline act Jon Stevens.
Topped with the Lions Club of Melton carnival rides and amusements, a jammed packed day of fun and entertainment concluded with an amazing fireworks display on the oval at Melton Recreation Reserve.
The 2012 Djerriwarrh Festival is a result of the hard work and dedication from the Djerriwarrh Festival Advisory Committee, volunteers and Melton City Council.
Most Entertaining Award
Melton Secondary College
Best Community Award
Melton Combined Churches Group
Best Walking Entry
Exford Primary School
Best Themed Award
Wedge Park Primary School
Most outstanding Achievement Award
Thank you to our partners for supporting the Djerriwarrh Festival 2012
Atherston - Principal Partner
MatchWorks - Major Partner (Community Stage)
Downer - Community Partner
WestWaters - Community Partner
For more information please contact the Visitor Information Centre
Tel: 9747 7300