Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE worst part about hav­ing a float in the Car­ni­vale street pa­rade is not be­ing able to fully ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts of the other busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions which take part.

But that is a small price to pay for the side-split­ting en­joy­ment the Gazette crew had putting our float to­gether and danc­ing crazily in front of thou­sands of peo­ple.

It is the sec­ond year we have taken part in the street pa­rade and it has been not just great fun but a great ex­er­cise in team­build­ing and com­mu­nity spirit.

We spent a grand to­tal of about $200 to dec­o­rate the truck gen­er­ously sup­plied to us for the day by lo­cal cane farmer Doug Ras­mussen, who also do­nated his time to get us down Macrossan St safely.

Our chief chore­og­ra­pher Liza Dowling busted out some sim­ple but clas­sic ’70s disco dance moves and we were ready to rock.

The ab­sence of a lot of the re­gion’s larger busi­nesses from the street pa­rade was noted by many and hope­fully next year will see the re­verse of the trend of less floats in­volved.

The more busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions that help cel­e­brate our Car­ni­vale, the bet­ter show we can put on.

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