James Richards and Paul Fox work on their drums ready for the fire drum competition at the Killarney Aged Care Winter In Killarney Bonfire Night this Saturday.
James Richards and Paul Fox work on their drums ready for the fire drum competition at the Killarney Aged Care Winter In Killarney Bonfire Night this Saturday.

Killarney fires up for fundraiser

THE Killarney sky will be ablaze on Saturday night as the Killarney Memorial Aged Care hold their Winter In Killarney Bonfire Night.

A large bonfire will be held at the Killarney Polocrosse Grounds as a fundraiser for the Aged Care Centre and will be Killarney’s participation in the Jumper and Jazz Festival.

Co-ordinator Denise Tattam said the bonfire night would feature music by Bruce Halter from 4.30 to 9pm.

There will be heart warming food on sale along with a licensed bar and games for the children.

Denise said they will be drawing the raffle being a patio heater donated by the Killarney Co-op on the night.

The Killarney Lions Club will man the licensed bar with the Killarney Rural Fire Brigade being on hand to look after the bonfire and lighting of the fire drums.

As part of the Bonfire night there will be a Fire Drum competition where locals can decorate their own fire drum.

Paul Fox said anyone wanting to enter a drum could do so easily, it was just a matter of what you wanted to do to the drum.

Take a 44-gallon drum and cut it, weld it or just knock it around a bit.

They can be full drums or half drums.

Other options are old truck brake drums and washing machine drums. 

The fire drums will be displayed and lit on the night with the best fire drum winning a prize.

Mr Fox has asked all those entering a fire drum to burn any residue and external paint off them before delivering them to the Polocrosse Grounds on Saturday.

For more information on the fire drums contact Mr Fox at Killarney Auto Works in Willow Street Killarney or phone 4664 1154.



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