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Council gears up for Bush Week Parade

27 February, 2014Posted in: Community, Events
 

Moss Vale’s main street is set to come alive with the sounds of buskers and musicians as Council sets to host all things country as part of March’s upcoming Bush Week Parade.

The parade returns for a second year following last year’s successful Sesquicentenary Bush Week Street Parade re-launch.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Group Manager Strategic and Assets, Mark Pepping, said the parade had gathered momentum since last year’s re-introduction.

“Residents told us after last year’s parade they’d love to see it return as part of our annual calendar of events,” he said. “And whilst last year’s re-launch was our first Bush Week Parade in almost 40 years, we’re confident this year’s event can be even bigger and better.”

Included in this year’s Bush Week Celebrations – to be held on Saturday March 15 – will be a Busking Competition and celebration of local community organisations.

“We’d love for as many community groups, volunteer organisations, schools, sporting teams, bands and businesses to join in the parade,” Mr Pepping said.

“Apart from being an opportunity to promote their group and our greater Southern Highlands community spirit, the event is sure to be a lot of fun.”

This year’s parade will also coincide with the 128th Moss Vale Agricultural Show.

“The day is designed to showcase all that Moss Vale and our wider region has to offer and celebrates our unique rural lifestyle,” Mr Pepping added.

The Bush Week Street Parade will commence from the traffic lights on Argyle Street at 2.00pm on Saturday March 15 and proceed up to Valetta Street. Entertainment from street buskers will commence from 10.00am.

The 2014 Moss Vale Bush Week Street Parade is organised and supported by Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Buskers Competition is organised by the Moss Vale Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on participating in the Street Parade contact Council’s Administration Officer on phone 4868 0789.

Bookings for the Buskers Competition can be obtained by emailing: secretary@mossvalechamber.org.au.