REAL JUICE COMPANY CITRUS SCULPTURES GET BIGGER AND BETTER EVERY YEAR FOR GRIFFITH SPRING FEST
Altina’s life-sized giraffe, Telstra’s old-style phone booth, Foodwork’s cash register and Murrumbidgee Irrigation’s photo booth are among the new sculptures being added to this year’s line-up of citrus masterpieces in Griffith.
With just over two weeks to go until Banna Avenue is transformed into a sea of oranges by the Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures, Griffith City Council’s Event Coordinator Georgina Horton is delighted to announce the new sculptures take the tally to 70 that will be on display for 2019.
Chairperson of the Spring Fest Working Group, Councillor Rina Mercuri said, “It’s incredible to think that it all started with just a handful of sculptures back in 1995. We couldn’t be happier to have new entrants still coming on board to promote their businesses and help us grow our display.”
“It’s such a fantastic talking point for our City and we thank everyone for playing their part in making it such a success,” Cr Mercuri said.
Banna Avenue will be brought to life on Sunday, 13 October, 2019 with the citrus sculptures erected early that morning to signal the start of Griffith Spring Fest.
“It’s an amazing morning. We get over 700 volunteers all working together to erect the sculptures,” Cr Mercuri said.
The eye-catching display will also include familiar favourites such as the NSW Rural Fire Brigade Fire Truck, Baiada’s reclining chook, The Bertoldo’s horse and carriage and the Collier and Miller castle. The exhibition, created using around 100,000 oranges and rubber bands, is one of the most unique in Australia.
For more information go to www.griffithspringfest.com.au