The marshalling area is in the grassed area between Mens Shed and the BMX park near Vernon St.
Entry will be via Rail Way Lane so you will need to exit the Cook/Main St roundabout and head down behind the Woolworths Servo/Robbie Cahill mechanic. Please note there will be no access via Jack St or Vernon St so Railway Lane (as per map attached) is the only entry point.
An official will meet you at the entry point to give you your float number and directions before you move to the marshalling area via the rear of the Mens Shed. Your float number is to be displayed in the front windscreen of your truck/car or somewhere visible
The gates will open from 5PM so feel free to park your float and enjoy the festivities of IGA Fresh St (on Jack St) and the kids wonderland in the Men's Shed area
This area will be quite congested with set up of tractors, food stalls and kids rides so please follow the directions of the officials
There will adequate lighting in the marshalling area however it is always helpful to have the trucks well lit to assist in safety of the people getting on and off trucks
We need people to start getting onto their floats from 6:40pm and be ready to pull out at 7pm – we understand kids can be hard to keep in the one spot for long periods of time so if you have kids on your float we will work with you as long as you are ready to roll out at 7pm sharp.
The floats will then head out through Vernon St and turn left onto Main St. The parade will loop around the u turn bays at Bunnings and the Court house and do 2 laps. After the second lap you can head back down Vernon st and back in the same gate you came out and re-marshal back into your same spot but facing the other way.
Please take care when entering & exiting the marshalling area as there will be lots of people (mostly kids) moving around the area.
Once you park your float back in the marshalling area please head straight to the stage area for presentations which will begin at 8pm.
You will not be able to move your floats out of the area until after the presentation.
Unfortunately the throwing of lollies off the floats into the crowd is not permitted due to safety
If you would like to submit 1 or 2 lines to be said about your float or theme please submit by email by no later then Friday lunch time.
If you have any questions in regards to the parade or marshalling please contact me on any of the details below.