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Family Festival a Big Hit!

Apr 22, 2017

Mountain View Adventist College held its first Family Festival in 20 years on Sunday 23 April 2017. The event was attended by over 1000 people on the day which kicked off at 3pm and finished at 8pm.

Festival Goers were able to enjoy carnival rides including Dodgem Cars, Roundup, Swinging Pirate Ship, Spinning Cups & Saucers, Pony rides, Jumping Castles and more! Other experiences on the day included Food Trucks, Market Stalls, Face painting, a petting zoo and live entertainment.

“It was great to have some of our students perform live at the Festival” Music Teacher Mr Steve Erceg said. “We have some very talented people at the College and it was a wonderful experience for them to perform in front of such a large crowd.” We were also entertained by the Sydney Tongan SDA Brass Band which is always a crowd pleaser.

The Rat Finks Hot Rod and Custom Club Australia had 20 cars on display for the car enthusiasts. Cars ranged from Customised Hot Rods through to original condition classic cars – there was something for everyone to see. “We attend a lot of events and I can say that what Mountain View has put on today is the biggest school event that we have attended which was professionally organised” said Peter Green, President of the Rat Finks Hot Rod Club. “We look forward to attending again next year.”

The night ended with a spectacular 10 minute fireworks display. “It was a great day topped off by brilliant fireworks that far exceeded our expectations,” says Mountain View Business Manager Craig Dwyer. “We were particularly encouraged by the attendance of members of the local community. One of the main intentions of the event was to engage more with our local community. We look forward to holding other events in the future and would love to see the community there too!”

One Festival Goer, Sue said “It was a wonderfully put together event. There were great market stalls, a good variety of food, rides for the kids and the entertainment was wonderful. There was something for everyone”. 

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