Fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tions are a sweet suc­cess

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell and Carly Laden

Mango fever was high in Broome over the week­end as the town’s favourite fruity fes­ti­val made a juicy re­turn.

The 2018 Broome Mango Fes­ti­val kicked off last Thurs­day, hosted by the lo­cal Lions and Li­on­ess clubs to show­case all things food, mu­sic and cul­ture, with man­goes at the cen­tre of it all.

One of the high­lights of the week was Satur­day’s tra­di­tional tast­ing com­pe­ti­tion, in which en­trants sub­mit­ted their finest mango jams, cakes and chut­neys in a bid to be crowned the ul­ti­mate mango cook­ing cham­pion.

Lo­cal woman Leanne Derry was awarded best chut­ney by judges and the pub­lic, while Bev­erly Long and Angela Lewis had the judges’ top jam and cake, re­spec­tively.

Wendy Dwyer’s cake won the pub­lic vot­ers over, with Jus­tine Young serv­ing up the fan-favourite jam.

Rob Bamkin was the win­ner of the biggest mango com­pe­ti­tion with a 1.5kg fruit, and Chris­tine Moore came in a close sec­ond (1.29kg).

The week’s fes­tiv­i­ties closed with Mango Jam­min’, a show­case of lo­cal mu­si­cians at Goolarri Me­dia’s Gimme Club on Sun­day.

Pa­trons en­joyed a wide va­ri­ety of mu­sic that was also broad­cast on Ra­dio Goolarri, from coun­try/R&B by Ron­nie Smith to soul­ful jazz from Torn­ina Tor­res, be­fore Sea­side Drifters closed the night with some up­beat tunes.

The au­di­ence were also treated to a spe­cial per­for­mance by In­done­sian vo­cal­ist Nyak Ina Raseuki and Tura New Mu­sic’s Tos Mahoney.

A quiz night and raf­fle were also held last Thurs­day, with the White Rib­bon Day gala and char­ity auction also run­ning as part of the fes­ti­val.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Li­on­ess Club of Broome vol­un­teers Lilly Few­ster, Diane Vomiero, Lenore Bat, Kather­ine Knox, San­dra Ash, Sandy Long and Nony Har­ley.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Bidyadanga's Sea­side Drifters closed the show at Mango Jam­min'.

Monique Lelievre.

Lo­cal singer-song­writer Torn­ina Tor­res per­forms.

Ron­nie Smith sings at Mango Jam­min'.

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