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Offline Mrs Superjac

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Mango Wine Concert 2019
« on: 10 April, 2020, 01:08:21 PM »
Sorry its a bit late

Mango Wine Trip Oct 2019

Tickets for concert - $25 ea. (under 17’s free) - take your own chair

VIP Tickets $125  per 2 people(includes entry to concert, wine cooler with dip and crackers, 1/2 chicken x2, green salad (includes lettuce, cue, toms and carrot) potato salad , bread roll and butter x 2, apple pie and cream, water bottle x 2,a bottle of red or white wine, 2 plastic glasses, plates, metal knives, forks and spoons. (The menu can vary from year to year) seat at a table.

Drinks available for purchase – Beer, Wine, cider, cool drinks and water

Food available for purchase – Hamburgers, Chilli, hot potatoes, curry

Met with Ken and Estelle at Toodyay at 11 am for coffee at the local bakery, a very popular spot.

Left for Nungarin arriving there at 2.30pm.  Paid for out camp site on the town oval $15 per couple per night (included toilets and showers).  At 6.30 pm made our way over the oval to the recreation centre for a Casserole night.  All the casseroles you can eat for $15 PP, drinks available.  Over 250 people were in the hall.  There were curries, stews, casseroles, sausages, sweet and sour dishes and apple crumble and ice cream for dessert.  All dishes were donated by the locals as a fund raiser for the local Fire Brigade.  7 large raffles were also up for grabs for $5 per ticker.  Needless to say we did not win.  Good night was had by all.  Sat with a couple (Pau and Paula) who had come from Bunbury for the weekend.  Got to bed around 10:30pm it was a
long day.
Up early the next morning.  Had breakfast and took a drive around the town.  Visited the Nungarin Heritage Machine and Army museum cost $5 pp.  It was built by the Australian Army in 1942, as part of No 5 base ordinance Depot (5BOD); it housed tank workshops, five huge storehouses, a powerhouse, post office, administration blocks and medical facilities. Inside it is amazing.  Gunfire breakfast every Sunday except when the markets are on.

Went to the Recreation centre at 4pm to catch the free bus to Mango wine for the concert.
Found a table in the VIP area, and sat down introduced ourselves to a couple to bus drivers (rob and Liz I think their names were) who were sitting there.  They were from Mukinbudin and had volunteered their time to take everyone to and from the concert. We found we had a common person Rosco.  After a bit of head scratching Liz went and asked her boss what was Rosco wife’s name.  Sybil.  Apparently Rosco talks a lot about his beloved Patrol and the Western Patrol Club

The concert started at 6 pm with the warm up artist called The Eastern Line (Formerly the Mucka boys).  Made up of 2 local school teacher, a farmer, and the school care take.  Then came the acts Rod Stewart, Cher and Freddie Mercury.  Three fantastic talented cover artists.  They had the crowd enthralled.  The last songs saw all the artists on the stage with half the audience singing and dancing with them.  The concert finished about 11.30pm

Took the bus home, taking to all on the bus including to people (Paul from Broome and Gary from Albany) who were in town to help their 90 year old father with the Military museum.  Arrived back at the campsite about midnight, to find people still partying on.
Next morning we drown into down for breakfast at the Nungarin markets (held the 1st Sunday of every month), strolled around the markets and had coffee and homemade scones with fresh cream and jam.

Packed up the van and left Nungarin about 12 noon for the trip home.

Fantastic weekend, next year 3 Oct (Date and artist to be confirmed.)  Heard that there were 250 VIP packs made and over 1000 people in attendance, staying at Mukinbudin, Merredin, Nungarin and
Mango Wine Homestead. Busses available from all campsites to the concert


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