The families of Mylor and the broader Adelaide Hills community have always flocked to Mylor Oval in their hundreds for the near legendary annual Bonfire Night. But this year, on the evening of Saturday 21 June 2014, it was the busiest anyone could remember.
Now in its 17th year, the popular event, staged annually by Mylor Primary School to raise funds for student activities and equipment upgrades, has grown in stature to provide a unique family entertainment experience. This year the attractions included:
- An enormous bonfire
- Trademark spectacular 20-minute fireworks display
- Licenced Bar, with beer, wine and Mulled wine
- Heaps of kids’ activities, including a Jumping Castle
- Ample hot food and coffee
- A live band.
According to Mylor Primary Principal Ms Felicity Schirmer, the fireworks were the undoubted stars of the show.
“First-time visitors are always taken aback by just how good the fireworks really are,” said Ms Schirmer. “They’re provided by Sydney’s Howard & Sons, who did the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Delhi and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
“They’ve also done every Crusty Demons stadium show in Australia and New Zealand since 2003, and several Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremonies.”
Ms Schirmer said the school was extremely appreciative of the support it continued to receive for the event from local community members.
“MJS Tree and Stump Removal again donated all the wood for us, as they have for many years,” she said. “The Mylor General Store helped with publicity. And many of our students’ parents contributed huge amounts of their time.
“It really brings the whole village together, and the atmosphere was incredible. There’s nothing like basking in the glow of that massive, raging bonfire on a crisp winter’s night, with warm Mead in hand, a live band playing, friends chatting and kids tearing about having a ball. I love it!”
Our 2015 Bonfire Night celebrations will be held on Saturday 27 June.