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.
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.
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.