A town trea­sure to lead rose fes­ti­val pa­rade

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

LEAD­ING the fes­ti­val pa­rade will be Jean Tinck­nell, who was trea­surer when the Biggen­den Rose Fes­ti­val was formed back in 1967.

Now 92, Mrs Tinck­nell only re­cently moved into care at Bar­gara.

She is over the moon about be­ing a pas­sen­ger in a pur­ple hot rod owned by Grand Ho­tel.

Be­ing fash­ion con­scious, Mrs Tinck­nell is al­ready won­der­ing which hat and out­fit to wear.

In those early years of the fes­ti­val, Mrs Tinck­nell was also ma­tron of hon­our at the ball and re­spon­si­ble for the Fes­ti­val Queen pageant en­trants.

Un­like these days, she said the en­trants and their part­ners had to learn to dance a waltz and the Pride of Erin.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

PA­RADE LEADER: Jean Tinck­nell was the first trea­surer of the Biggen­den Rose Fes­ti­val and will lead the up­com­ing pa­rade aboard a hot rod.

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