Wintersun for Family Fun



WINTERSUN'S first major outdoors public event gets underway this morning from 11am at Chris Cunningham Park, Tweed Heads ? the Family Fun Day.

It's a chance to enjoy some great live rock'n'roll, outrageous '50s and '60s cars, a huge variety of food stalls, kids' entertainment, a free feature movie on a big screen and the final round of the Twin Towns Fireworks Challenge.

As well, Wintersun's famous Ping Pong Ball Drop is on from about midday. Five hundred numbered ping pong balls will be dropped around the park from a cherry picker crane, to be collected by children or their parents.

Each ball wins a prize, from stuffed toys to chocolate bars.

Other special highlights of the fun day include the extraordinary Mississippi Blues Marionettes, controlled by puppet masters who also play music.

The outdoor movie screens from dusk and at 7pm the Jack Evans Boat Harbour lights up with the Fireworks Challenge spectacular light show.

Tonight, the Wintersun Warm Up with six live bands is at the Seagulls Stardust Room from 6.30pm, the Chevrolets play at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club Bamboo Lounge from 7pm and Dean Vegas performs Elvis' hits at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club Auditorium from 8.30pm.

Tomorrow morning, the Wintersun CD, Record and Collectors Fair is on at the Showcase on the Beach shopping centre, Coolangatta, from 9am.

Last night was the Gold Coast Airport Wintersun Ball at the Seagulls club, featuring the legendary Drifters singing their hits, including Under the Boardwalk and Back Row of the Movies, and Lisa Kerris performing a Connie Francis tribute.



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