The Big Apple’s light-up party
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.
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.