Mango season to be celebrated at school festival
THE Bindoon Primary School Fete and Mango Festival will celebrate the start of the 2017 southern mango season on the first weekend in April.
With the help of local growers, the school’s mango-themed fete at its Learners Way ground on Saturday will include homemade jams, chutneys, trays of fruit and a mango menu.
Unusual conditions delayed the season by more than a month, with picking now underway around Gingin, Bindoon and Dandaragan.
Avalon Orchard owners Jenny and Tony Maddern, who are supplying the $30 mango trays for the school to sell, were relieved fruit was finally showing signs of readiness.
Bindoon students recently collected some from the property to donate for the festival’s mango menu.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the school to sell our local produce; it’s a win-win for everyone,” Mr Maddern said.
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Students Nash Young, Hartley Preston, Fletcher Preston, Isabelle McAuliffe and Jasmine McAuliffe with Avalon Orchard owners Jenny and Tony Maddern and Bindoon Primary School P&C president Amy McAuliffe.