Mt Evelyn Street Party 2015

Mt Evelyn Street Party 2015


Posted 2015-09-26 by Rossana Fazzolari follow

Sat 24 Oct 2015

The Mt Evelyn Street Party is an authentic community event that began in 2001. The street traders, community groups, volunteers and kids from local schools join together every two years to put on a grand party. The 2015 theme for this popular day is Mt Evelyn in 1956 ' Memories are Made of This ', inspired by Dean Martin's hit song from the early 1950s reflecting on this exciting time. At the height of Dean Martin's fame he was dubbed 'The King of Cool' and it's definitely going to be a very cool street party.

Mt Evelyn is a beautiful suburb at the edge of the Dandenongs with a thriving hub of business, community and natural landscape. The 50s was the decade that transformed Mt Evelyn, when holiday homes turned into residential homes and the TV connected Mt Evelyn to the outer world. 1956 was the year Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games.

This Be Bopping fun family day in the town's centre has been well planned with many free or low cost activities to keep the family entertained. There will be over 129 stall holders and many events including a fashion parade, so come along in your 1950s gear to take part.

Mt Evelyn has strong bonds in its community and many local groups will be available for a chat including: Mt Evelyn CFA , Neighbourhood Watch , Mt Evelyn Environment and Progress Association (MEEPPA) , Mt Evelyn Township Group, Mt Evelyn History Group , Mt Evelyn Community House and Discovery Community Care .

Local Businesses will be open offering activities and promotions. Stalls will be set up in the street with food and wares. Last year 8000 people attended and the organisers are expecting more to attend this year, especially with this jam packed and fun filled programme.

There will be Classic Cars to ogle and reminisce over, Rock n roll music all day and a rocking performance by The Blackhill Ramblers , a popular Melbourne band who play many gigs around town, in the country and nationally. They'll have everyone dancing in the street.

Nick Prelorenzo will make sure 'Elvis is in the house'.

The gorgeous Miss Lady A Broad , winner of the 2013 Viva Las Vegas Pin Up Competition will be there. A stunning model who loves true vintage from the 1940s and 1950s.

The pin-up entrants of the Mr and Miss Mt Evelyn Pin Up Competition will be on stage.

BeBop Dance school will be performing a Rock n Roll demo and workshop. So make sure you wear your dancing shoes.

There will also be demos from Edge Martial Arts and performances by Go Dance .

The kids will love the animal farm, donkey rides, cow milking and butter making demos as well as plenty more to keep the kids occupied and entertained.

The Mt Evelyn Historical Group is holding a writing competition open to students in 3 categories; school years 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. Your piece should fit the 'Mt Evelyn in 1956' theme 'Memories are Made of This'. Contact [email protected] and get your entries in by 2 October.

There will also be a bicycle decorating competition on the day. Remember the colourful bicycle grip streamers and pom poms?

Check out the Facebook Page or website for updates before the day.

Speaking of the 50s, remember this popular family? Have a Happy Day at the Street Party.

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