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Launch of The First Train to Allwood at The Wattle Festival

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What better place to launch the local yarn bombing spectacular - The First Train to Allwood - than at the 2012 Hurstbridge Wattle Festival?  The festival was held one week before National Wattle Day (1st September) and thanks to recent high rainfalls, the wattle was better than ever. 

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Organizers of The First Train to Allwood, Margaret Summerton and Robina Summers, were pleased as punch to be able to offer phase one of their ambitious project to the public.  Sponsors, Nillumbik Tourism Association proudly launched it.

With some skillful adaptations of the words to This Train Is Bound For Glory by Woody Guthrie, a little trio from the Warrandyte Sanctified Singers, (with ukelele) accompanied the launch.  Is there no end to Margaret Summerton's talents?

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I'm already looking forward to phase two...as it's pretty clear that this train is definitely bound for glory!

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Directly across from the train, a little yarn bombing tribute to our native flora had everyone talking.  In fine yarn bombing tradition, no one was saying who had done it.

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