Parade delights

April 02, 2018

Myah Spence, 14, and Alia Perry, 3, waiting for the parade to begin.

The Ackroyd family enjoying watching the parade together.

Locals participated in the Easter Heritage Festival Parade.

Over 400 people came to watch Rushworth’s Easter Heritage Festival Parade on Saturday.

Marley, 8, and Brock Watson, 10, wave to the vintage trucks.

Rushworth Fire Brigade spraying the crowd at the parade.

Lilly Kennedy, 3, watching the Easter Heritage Parade with her grandfather, John Kennedy.

The town of Rushworth came alive on Saturday with its annual Easter Heritage Festival.

The streets were lined with market stalls, an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and traditional Lions Club wood auction, bringing in more than 400 people to participate in the festivities.

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival volunteer Heather Wellington said the parade was a favourite for the day.

‘‘Every year it’s bigger and bigger and it’s very much a family day where we emphasise heritage and community,’’ Mrs Wellington said.

She said there was a mix of variety for everyone on Easter weekend and it was always a huge success for the town.

‘‘We have the horses come in from Moora for the parade, we’ve also got two car clubs that are coming out for the show and shine, we have a patchwork show, and we have an art show and so much more,’’ she said.

The horses opened the show, pulling floats full of people wanting to join in and were followed by vintage tractor and car clubs.

Rushworth emergency vehicles gave everyone a cool down with the fire truck’s hose full of water to spray on the crowd.

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