Festival floats urgently need a home
The Alexandra Blossom Festival committee is looking for a shed which can be used as a space for community groups to build and store floats. Festival event manager Martin McPherson said the building on Russell St it had been using had since been tenanted and a new space was desperately needed. ‘‘Help. We’re desperate . . . to find a home,’’ Mr McPherson said. The committee had been on the hunt to find an appropriate shed but had been unsuccessful. ‘‘There maybe somewhere out there we don’t know about. We’ve done some preliminary investigations where we’ve come up cold,’’ he said. Community groups were being inhibited to get involved with building floats for the Grand Procession because there was nowhere to build them, he said. Alexandra Men’s Shed member Neil McArthur, who offer support to other community groups with building floats, said a large shed with electricity that was relatively close to Alexandra would be ideal. ‘‘It’s important for blossom festival we get somewhere we can make floats,’’ Mr McArthur said. ‘‘We’re up the creek without a paddle at the moment,’’ he said. The committee were looking into the prospect of building or buying a shed to be used for floats in the future.
Shed sought: Alexandra Blossom Festival event manager Martin McPherson and Alexandra Men’s Shed member Neil McArthur are on the hunt to find a new home for storing and building floats as the shed they had been using in Russell St is no longer available.