Street pa­rade lauded the best

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY - SHARON SMALL­WOOD Ed­i­tor

AF­TER ev­ery­thing the peo­ple of the Whit­sun­days have en­dured in these four post-Cy­clone Deb­bie months, there was a won­der­fully re­fresh­ing at­mos­phere of fun at the Air­lie Beach main street on Satur­day.

It was truly heart-warm­ing to see the ef­fort made by en­trants to this year’s Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val Rotary Street Pa­rade.

School chil­dren of the Whit­sun­days were decked out in their colour­ful best, vol­un­teer groups looked a mil­lion dol­lars and our busi­ness com­mu­nity re­ally pulled out all the stops.

A lot of peo­ple told me af­ter­wards they thought this was one of the best street pa­rades yet.

And so it should have been.

If ever there was time the com­mu­nity needed that colour and vi­tal­ity, 2017 was it.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all in­volved in or­gan­is­ing the pa­rade and all of the week­end’s Reef Fes­ti­val events.

And of course, with the start of Air­lie Beach Race Week there is more to come.

Race Week or­gan­is­ers have once again gone to great lengths to en­sure the Fes­ti­val of Sail­ing is a ‘whole of com­mu­nity’ event, so please get out there and join in the fun.

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