Euroa’s Wool Week Pa­rade moves down Bin­ney Street fill­ing it with colour and en­ter­tain­ment. It was a won­der­ful week­end in Euroa with lo­cals and vis­i­tors soak­ing up the at­mos­phere and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Wool Week pa­rade rolled into town on Satur­day morn­ing, with Bin­ney Street brought to life by all the usual colour and fes­tiv­i­ties.

Pro­ceed­ings kicked off with the tra­di­tional Wool Week roast lamb break­fast, served this year by the shire coun­cil­lors and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

This year, the theme was ‘En­cour­ag­ing To­mor­row’s Lead­ers’, with lo­cal traders putting up dis­plays cel­e­brat­ing those past and present mem­bers of the Shire of Strath­bo­gie who have gone on to be­come lead­ers in their field- whether that be in sport, busi­ness, pol­i­tics, or any other pro­fes­sion.

By cel­e­brat­ing those cur­rent and for­mer lead­ers, or­gan­is­ers hoped they might help in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers within our midst to chase their dreams.

Once the break­fast had con­cluded, it was time for the an­nual Wool Week Pa­rade down Bin­ney, cel­e­brat­ing the best of what Euroa and sur­round­ing towns have to of­fer.

Lo­cal clubs and schools proudly showed off their colour­ful cos­tumes, while the her­itage ve­hi­cles, floats and dis­plays- as well as the now tra­di­tional penny farthings- paid trib­ute to a time gone by.

The colour­ful and amus­ing Street pa­rade would not be com­plete with­out the may­pole danc­ing, and, of course, the old favourite in the pie eat­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Fol­low­ing the pie-eat, it was time for those left stand­ing to com­pete in the ‘Dash for Cash’ and the newly cre­ated ‘Great Train Race’ down Bin­ney.

En­ter­tain­ment through­out the morn­ing was sup­plied by Greg Dud­ley, Jimmy David­son and Gayle Fitzger­ald.

Or­gan­is­ers would like to thank all those who helped make it an­other suc­cess­ful Wool Week Satur­day.

PHOTO: Dale Mann

SHEP­HERD: Jimmy David­son leads his sheep in the Pa­rade down Bin­ney Street.

RING THAT BELL: James Carter, in his 20th year of be­ing the Town Crier leads the Wool Week Pa­rade down Bin­ney Street in Euroa.

PHO­TOS: Dale Mann

IN CHAR­AC­TER: David Axon and his wife Toni from the vin­tage Cy­cle Club are all dressed up for the Pa­rade.

RING-A-RING-A-ROSIE: May­pole danc­ing in Bin­ney Street. Al­ways a pop­u­lar event.

IN STEP: The Euroa Cit­i­zens Band step­ping it out in the Wool Week pa­rade.

STEP-IN-TIME: Euroa Line Dancers show their skill during their per­for­mance in Bin­ney Street on Satur­day.

BEST MO­TOR VE­HI­CLE: Michael Parker re­ceives his award for best mo­tor ve­hi­cle in the Pa­rade.

EN­TER­TAIN­ING THE CROWD: Gayle Maw­son and Jimmy David­son en­ter­tain the crowd.

BEST EN­TRIES: Linda Wat­ting and Ber­na­dine Kelly are pre­sented their award after the Pa­rade.

EN­COUR­AGE­MENT: Anna Van Lunen­burg with Travis Ste­fanos prin­ci­pal of Long­wood Pri­mary School re­ceives an award.

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