The Big Ap­ple’s light-up party

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE -

VIN­CENZO’S At the Big Ap­ple will be cel­e­brat­ing in style on Fri­day evening, De­cem­ber 1.

Start­ing at 5.30pm, Stan­thorpe’s fa­mous icon, The Big Ap­ple, will be lit at 7pm.

New owners Tracy and Bob Tully are ex­cited to be host­ing the event.

“It seemed like such a shame the Big Ap­ple wasn’t ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours a day,” Tracy said.

“It’s been a very fun and ex­cit­ing time and Border Re­frig­er­a­tion have been re­ally good.”

Lo­cals as well as visi­tors know The Big Ap­ple on the

north­ern side of town, an iconic fea­ture that has played a big role in peo­ple’s lives over the past decades.

Built in 1978 by lo­cal trades­man John Ross, bought by Memo and Josie Mat­ti­azi and erected by Brian Wil­mot at Vin­cenzo’s on the cor­ner of Amiens Road and the New Eng­land High­way, The Big Ap­ple was orig­i­nally painted green and is now the colour of a red Royal Gala ap­ple.

“It’s been Memo Mat­ti­azi’s vi­sion (to have the Big Ap­ple light up at night) and I made it hap­pen. It was good team work,” Tracy laughed.

Open to all, a gar­den/carpark party is set to of­fer visi­tors lo­cal wine tast­ings and a se­lec­tion of Ital­ian culi­nary de­lights served from Vin­cenzo’s kitchen by Carmelo, Lena and Rob­bie.

Come and join them in count­ing down to the light-up of The Big Ap­ple.

PHOTO: KIM MICKE

The Big Ap­ple at Vin­cenzo’s is go­ing to light up on Fri­day evening. From then on it will light up ev­ery night, en­sur­ing a warm wel­come for lo­cals and visi­tors.

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