Gayndah Orange Festival a sweet success
Top weekend of events: Orange Festival committee reflects on sweet success
FUN TIMES: St Joseph's Primary School Principal Liam Dougherty leads his students in the festival parade.
GAYNDAH Orange Festival’s Tutti Fruitti Carnivale was a sweet success.
Revellers turned out in huge numbers for the Wine and Cheese Art Show on Friday to the Sunday night State of Oranges, and everything in between.
Narelle Emmerton The parade was just fantastic.
The Gala Festival Day on Saturday saw about 8000 people fill the town and enjoy Gayndah’s biggest party for the year.
The crowd lined the main street for the Grand Parade at noon to watch more than 40 floats and displays.
Orange Festival committee president Narelle Emmerton said the weekend was one of the best ever.
“It was all too good, it was a very successful weekend,” Mrs Emmerton said.
Mrs Emmerton said it was tough to pick out a favourite moment, but the parade was a highlight.
“The parade was just absolutely fantastic,” she said.
“The quality of the floats was so good and everyone really put in a great effort.”
Visitors to Gayndah were entertained all weekend and even the rain on Sunday didn’t dampen spirits too much for the family day.
DEDICATED ORGANISERS: Orange Festival committee members (from left) Sam Seabrook, Judy Shepherd, Cyndy Seabrook and Narelle Emmerton with Shane Webcke.