More than 16,000 people lined Commercial Street on Saturday 17 November 2018 for the NF McDonnell and Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade.
“Everyone put in such a fantastic effort and it was a very hard choice for the judges to come up with winners for each category,” City of Mount Gambier Events Team Leader Denise Richardson said.
Recycled Runway’s ‘Wear It, Don’t Waste It’ was named the most outstanding entry.
The entry showcases the work of participants who create a new outfit from a pre-selected bag of op-shop clothes which are then modelled on a runway.
The initiative is a fundraiser for ac.care and the ‘Uplift Project’ which donates used bras to third world countries.
2018 Category Winners
MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY - $750
‘Wear It, Don’t Waste It’ by Recycled Runway
BEST CHRISTMAS THEME - $500
‘A Colourful Christmas’ by Mulga Street Primary School
BEST SCHOOL ENTRY - $500
‘Celebrating 150 years’ by Yahl Primary School
BEST CLUB OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION ENTRY - $250
‘Ardlair’s Greatest Show’ by Ardlair School of Dancing
OPEN CATEGORY - $250
‘Elves go Monster’ by Mount Gambier Family Truck Show
BEST THEMED BAND - $250
Portland Citizen Band
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - $250
‘Christmas in Lego Land’ by Nangwarry Primary School
BEST NON-CITY ENTRY - $500
‘A Farmyard Christmas’ by Moorak Primary School
BEST RECYCLED RESOURCES ENTRY - $250 (Donated by Community Action Sustainability Group)
‘There’s no business like show business – musicals from around the world’ by Compton Primary School
BEST BRASS BAND - $250 (Donated by Lions Club of Mount Gambier)
Lots of people have reported back to me that it was the best ever Christmas Parade they have seen.- City of Mount Gambier Events Team Leader Denise Richardson.
“Don’t forget that you can watch the parade back online at www.brassbanned.com."
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org