Heavenly Bodies unleashed
IT’S time to get creative and bring to life a float full of Heavenly Bodies for this year’s Carnivale street parade.
While the theme is open to interpretation, Louise Pidgeon from Lou’s Fitness is taking Heavenly Bodies literally.
“This is my first year in the parade and just to do something fun, I saw the theme was Heavenly Bodies and I’m bit of a joker and the float I’m putting together is actually a joke,” she said.
“People who I’ve spoken with said it’s a great idea, it’s a typical me thing.
“It will be something for the ladies on the night with 10 young gentlemen on the float and I will be behind the float handing out sweet treats.”
There is no excuse not to put a float in this year -Port Douglas Carnivale parade organiser Lisa Whelan said registration is free and there are cash prizes.
“The street parade is the event where people can get involved as a community and celebrate living in Port Douglas,” she said.
“It’s one of the fun events on our calendar and has a real Carnivale atmosphere, it’s such a great night, we have everyone in town on the streets, the kids, grandparents - everyone comes in and has a great time.
“There’s $2000 worth of prizes to be had by the winners - the best overall float will win $1000, best themed float $500, best commercial float $250 and best community float $250 and bragging rights for the year.”
The organisers are aiming for at least 40 floats to register and said there is always room for more, with the theme simple enough for any ideas to come to life.
“We’re expecting all sorts of interpretations - that’s how Heavenly Bodies was born, we wanted to open it up to the widest interpretation,” Ms Whelan said.
“It’s connected to solar eclipse but we want it broad so we’re not just seeing moons and stars coming through, we want an eclectic interpretation we’re sure Port Douglas will give us.
“The street parade is an event everyone can get involved in and it’s amazing when you’re in it, the energy level is massive and the fun people have is pretty fantastic.”
Register your Heavenly Bodies float now by visiting www.carnivale.com.au and click on the Get Involved tab to find the registration forms.
Ride ‘em cowboy: Leith
Malone in the ring
All dressed up: Shane Heaven, Mikey Pidgeon, Mitch Brown and Mark Westgate with Lou Pidgeon