I went to the Inaugural Moonambel Winter Festival at the Recreation Reserve on Saturday night with Deb, and friends John and Christine. It was a beautiful still night with no wind and near zero temperature. The bonfire started early, with Barkly Ukulele Group kicking off the entertainment with some fine strumming, before the Pyrenees Choral Society smashed out a few classics. Punters moved between the bonfire, the hot beef rolls and the amazing fire twirling, with lots of mulled wine and coffee and stomping up and down to keep the circulation going.
Lots of large Chinese lanterns lifted into the night sky to general wonderment, especially exciting for the kids, and capped off a great night in a vibrant community.