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SSC Newspaper : October 2010
Strath eld's biggest outdoor event, the Spring Fair, returns this year with a brand-new international food festival and a host of great entertainers led by popular kid's group Hi-5. e 2010 Spring Fair (Sunday, October 24) is shaping up to be the best ever. e popular event, which a racted over 15,000 visitors in 2009, is back with many new a ractions, including the inaugural Taste International Food Festival -- a showcase of the many cuisines now available in the Strath eld area. Indeed, the municipality is one of Sydney's most cosmopolitan cuisine centres, featuring the best from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam and India. At the Spring Fair, chefs from all those countries will come together to create a feast of global taste in Strath eld Park. Australia's top Korean chef Chung Jae Lee who runs the Mapo restaurant in Adelaide will also be ying in to a end the fair and to give public cooking demonstrations of a number of Korean dishes. e multi-award winning chef will also be available to provide tips and advice on how to cook restaurant quality Korean food. ere will be lots of di erent snacks to try like the popular Turkish lled pancakes known as gozleme as well as colourful macaroons with names like Raspberry Cloud made by baker Julieann from Sweet Petite Treats. As part of the entertainment for kids will an appearance by popular singing group Hi-5. e group, which has made more than 500 television episodes, also has a Strath eld connection -- one of the former founding members of the group was MLC girls school student Kathleen De Leon. Other groups at the fair will include the award-winning Captain Bandanna which combines movement, music and story-telling in its show. Funky Bu s modern dance centre will be entertaining kids as young as two and local students from Santa Sabina school will also be giving a number of musical and dance performances. Fair-goers will also get the chance to see the Ceroc dancers and perhaps chance to join them on stage, hear the band Groovin' Hard perform some popular 1970s hits and watch a tae kwon do demonstration. For the older crowd, the band Sweet Mojo, which raises money Stars out to celebrate our big day By Bernadette Chua By day Louie and Mona Younis are a normal married couple. He is a mechanic and she is a housewife. But come the weekend, they moonlight as travelling "showmen" selling one of the most popular items at any fair -- showbags. e couple have been travelling around Sydney for the past eight years se ing up their weekend stall and selling a range of showbags. On October 24 they will be at the Strath eld Spring Fair. "Louie works as a mechanic during the week so we like to spend our weekends doing this," Mona told the Scene. "We enjoy going around Sydney. e best part is that we not only get to meet di erent people, but also get to experience di erent cultures." Spring is the busiest time of year for community events, fetes and fairs and the couple and their stall are constantly on the road selling their sought-a er show bags. "We go around to school fetes, fairs, carnivals and shows," said Younis. "It's a lot of work and with long days but we still love it." Among the show bags on o er at this year's Strath eld Spring Fair will be Freddo, Kit Kat, Barbie, Ben 10, Army and Ninja showbags, but Younis says the Bertie Beetle showbag is de nitely the all-time kids' favourite -- and hers too . e Bertie Beetle showbag became one of the most popular showbags ever made in Australia a er appearing in the early 1970s at shows and fairs around the country. e Bertie Beetle is an Australian chocolate bar. Made by Nestle, the confectionary is a chocolate shaped beetle made up of small pieces of honeycomb -- the honeycomb is apparently surplus a er the production of Violet Crumble bars. Bertie Beetle Blue Bags ($4) contain: Allens Lollipop Nestle Smarties Nestle Kit Kat Wonka Bertie Beetles BERTIE BEETLE COMING TO TOWN for the needy in the Philippines, will be back again this year. e trio, who are known for its upbeat cover versions of popular hits, will include a number of songs from their newest album in their repertoire. e Spring Fair is free and will also feature merchandise stalls, entertainment, children's activities and carnival rides. EVENT DETAILS Sunday October 24, 2010 10am to 4pm Strath eld Park, Homebush Road, Strath eld FREE A free return shu le bus will run from Strath eld, Homebush and Flemington stations. For more information contact Strath eld Council on 9748 9999. MAP OF THE PARK INSIDE NEW FESTIVAL BRINGS OUT FOODIES SOUVENIR PROG M Strathfield Scene 9 www.ourstrathfield.com.au Strathfield Park, Homebush Rd Sunday 24 October. 10am-4pm Free return shuttle bus from Strathfield, Homebush and Flemington Stations.