Parade Carries Spirit of Festival

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Parade Carries Spirit of Festival


A SPECTACULAR feature of the Rose and Rodeo Festival is the lively Warwick Credit Union Street Parade.

It is also a major festival drawcard for local residents.

To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Warwick Daily News, this year's parade has taken on a colour theme, "Black and white and read all over".

Warwick Tourism and Events chief executive Tracy Vellacott said that after last year's "Big Hats Brave Hearts" theme, when participants channelled William Wallace and the movie Brave Heart, organisers had to find an idea that offered multiple opportunities for schools, community groups and businesses to theme their entries.

"Everyone knows the old joke about 'what's black and white and read all over' and we thought we'd borrow it in order to pay homage to a foundation business that has been bringing citizens of our region, the news and views for 150 years," she said.

"This is quite a milestone for our wider community and the theme will give participants scope to create floats and displays around the colours, newspapers, magazines, reading, of course, rodeo or indeed anything that fires up their imagination. …

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