Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beef Week's Misteak at Parade; Lots of Unhappy People at Casino

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beef Week's Misteak at Parade; Lots of Unhappy People at Casino

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Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au

A SUDDEN decision by police to alter the course of the Beef Week Street Parade in Casino on Saturday meant hundreds of people missed out.

The decision was made out of safety due to a lack of safety barriers and swelling crowd numbers.

The parade was made to turn right at the Canterbury St roundabout instead of heading along Walker St past the Oxford Hotel where hundreds waited to see the spectacle.

"There were record numbers at the Beef Week Saturday with over 18,000 people joining the celebrations," Beef Week president Stuart George said.

"We had the biggest crowds ever with a lot of out-of-towners and visitors from as far and wide as Melbourne, Tasmania, China and even Japan. We hosted VIP guests such as the Governor and Mrs Hurley and the Consul General of China attended as well."

Richmond Local Area Command Inspector Susie Johnston said they worked closely with the SES and Beef Week committee to ensure the safe running of the parade and other Beef Week activities. …

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