Killarney hosts bonfire event

KILLARNEY Memorial Aged Care invites amateur and professional metalworkers to create a fire drum for its bonfire night winter fundraiser on Saturday, July 17.

Winter in Killarney Bonfire Night will include a giant bonfire, food, kids’ games, a licensed bar, fire twirling and music by Bruce Halter from 4.30pm until 9pm at the Killarney polocrosse fields.

Bonfire Night is Killarney’s official Jumpers and Jazz in July event.

The fire drums will be lit for display as part of the event and the best fire drum will win a prize.

What is a fire drum? The old fashioned kind of heater – created out of necessity.

In its most simple form, the fire drum is a 44-gallon drum with some axe holes knocked in for air.

The fire drum is an essential item for a winter party in the Southern Down.

For bonfire night, organisers want to hot up the fire drums and have asked entrants to cut them, weld them or punch them to make a functional work of art.

Specifications: Fire drums must be made from 44-gallon drums, old truck brake drums or washing machine drums.

Drums may be full or half drums. They may be decorated or refashioned but must still be functional.

Entry fee is $10 per drum and entries are due by Wednesday, July 14.

A program of drum contributors will be created.

Drums need to be delivered to Killarney polocrosse fields, in Willow Street, Killarney, on Saturday, July 17, by noon.

To enter a drum or for tips, drums or more information, call Paul Fox at Killarney Autoworks, 35 Willow St, Killarney or phone 4664 1154.

For more information go to www.killarney.org.au



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