From the Committee
Greetings to you all and welcome to the 2015 Festival, from Alexandra Blossom Festival Committee. We look forward to welcoming spring to our community with you.
Festival Committee members and I are excited at how the Festival is coming together this year and we thank everyone for stepping up – again!
That energy nurtures the feel-good aspect of the festival.
The time given to this nurturing, in turn, is what guarantees our shared dedication to future Blossom Festivals.
Community groups and individuals have been working industriously on float designing and building, vehicle preparation and parade logistics, community projects and events, park site preparation and management. Princesses and senior Princesses are preparing themselves. We’re tinkering a bit with Mardi gras to cement a better link between Round the Clock Race and the fireworks.
Thanks to local generosity the fireworks will again assault the skies to end the Mardi Gras.
Watch out for our local Town Crier Paddy Ann Pemberton who has organised an international Town Crier event in the days leading up to the festival. I think we’ll see them in the parade too.
The Committee respects the importance of the festival as a local event. We organise good quality entertainment, plenty of quality activities for children and with children throughout the day, ensuring things are affordable, where possible engaging with local businesses and local community groups and recognising community and individual effort. Cheers, see you there,
Clair Higginson Chair, Alexandra Blossom Festival Committee Inc September 2015