Ingham show­cases Ital­ian her­itage

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

INGHAM’S her­itage was on dis­play on the week­end for the Aus­tralian Ital­ian Fes­ti­val.

Held at TYTO Wet­lands, the 23rd an­nual fes­ti­val drew crowds from all around Aus­tralia for the famed food stalls, grape stomp­ing, pasta- eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions, cook­ing demon­stra­tions and Ital­ian mu­sic.

Fes­ti­val direc­tor Donna Zan­otto said the car­ni­val was a bril­liant way to show­case and cel­e­brate the eco­nomic and cul­tural di­ver­sity of the town.

“The award- win­ning TYTO Wet­lands was trans­formed into a huge pi­azza with non­stop world- class en­ter­tain­ment on two stages,” she said. “We had a big em­pha­sis on the sup­port of the fam­ily unit.

“It was im­por­tant to pro­vide a fam­ily friendly fes­ti­val and we achieved that.”

Mr Zan­otto said de­spite a drop in at­ten­dance from 9000 last year, to 7000, the peo­ple who did take part in the fes­ti­val “had a ball.”

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