Fes­ti­val brings streets to life

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

POP star Marlisa Pun­za­lan wowed the crowds at the Streets Alive fes­ti­val on the week­end.

The X-Fac­tor win­ner ser­e­naded res­i­dents as they marched, am­bled and danced their way through the Black­town pa­rade on Satur­day.

Vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers, po­lice of­fi­cers and war veter- ans joined floats not far from African dance groups, phys­i­cal cul­ture troupes, Filipino se­niors and car lovers in the ute muster.

The 2400 peo­ple in the pa­rade came from 58 groups. The event at­tracted 60,000 revellers and capped off the Black­town Fes­ti­val, start­ing with the Me­dieval Fayre on May 23. Satur­day saw Main St, Flush­combe Rd and Camp­bell St closed and taken over by stalls. Kings Lan­g­ley Li­ons mem­bers sold sausage sand­wiches while it was easy to find go­zleme and corn cobs.

Glen­den­ning res­i­dent Pun­za­lan started her per­for­mance by belt­ing out Phar­rell Wil­liams’ Happy.

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