GAYNDAH really has pulled out all the stops.
What an incredible display of colourful community spirit at a time where things aren’t easy for anyone.
By absolutely all accounts, the Orange Festival is a credit to the region and we are so pleased to bring our pages alive with the action today.
As our journalist Brandon Livesay reports this week, the festival brought record numbers to the town.
...we are so pleased to bring our pages alive with the action...
The small population more than doubled for the festival and Gayndah’s oldest pub the Grand Hotel was “standing room only” at the public bar.
For our full coverage of the festival, check out pages 12, and 23-26.
This week, I’ve been hearing all about the festival from our sales manager, Daniel Pelcl, who I think was more excited about some of the attractions than all the kids put together.
And, after seeing the elaborate floats as they moved down the main street, I’m not at all surprised.
As Daniel put it: “The joy and smiles of those who took part can never be captured in a single photo.
“To hear and feel the excitement from those around who also appreciated what they saw.
“To also understand the amount of work and time which was spent in preparation on each of the floats that went past no matter how small or large.
“The colour and spectacle of a carnival was all captured in that one hour and it was a festival to remember and a memory never to forget.”