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CarmenMiranda_1Dust off your plastic strawberries, bananas and coconut boobies for the 2014-15 season opening of Chewton Community Pool this Saturday, 29 November.  It’s going to be a fruity affair with a dash of daring, a splash of silliness and a whole lot of Carmen Miranda in her finest Tutti Frutti tradition!
Expect to take a ride on toy whales and turtles and see cornucopias of fruit, both real and totally unreal.  Get dressed up, have a giggle and a wiggle, and soak up the great music and atmosphere as the Chewton Pool proudly begins its fourth season under community management.
CarmenMiranda_2A free barbecue (including veggie burgers and coleslaw), water egg-and-spoon races, a Carmen Miranda parade and some creative ways with watermelon and cherries are also on the menu.
Chewton Pool Inc. President Rose Darling said the fruity theme was a fun way of celebrating the excitement of the new summer pool season in Chewton.
“This is our fourth opening day since the people of Chewton rose up and saved the pool from the wrecking ball in 2011,” Mrs Darling said.
“As well as being rebellious, Chewtonians have developed a reputation for dressing up in flamboyant costumes – some of our blokes brush up particularly well in frocks – and getting into a good party.  So we want to see some really fruity outfits and hats this Saturday.
“Being Victorian election day as well, people can go and do their democratic duty in the morning and then come down to the pool, relax and have fun.”
CarmenMiranda_4Mrs Darling said the fruit theme was also a nod to a new food policy Chewton Pool is developing. “In coming seasons we are keen to introduce healthier foods like fresh fruit and natural icy poles, to give parents and kids greater choice when they buy snack foods in our kiosk,” Mrs Darling said.
All the fun kicks off at 12 noon and goes till 8pm.
Pool opening hours in 2014-15 are Mon-Friday 2pm–6pm, Saturday 10am- 8pm, and Sunday 12pm – 8pm.
More info: Dash Cook on 0498 637 534 or Rose Darling on 0418 306 900.