Hundreds enjoy River Festival
OVERCAST and windy weather failed to dampen the spirit of hundreds of people who lined Jack Evans Boat Harbour yesterday for the Tweed River Festival's main-day activities.
At one end of the harbour, crews in the Tweed Coast Outrigger Corporate Race Day event battled for honours while at the other end emergency-service organisations put on a combined land, air and sea spectacular.
A simulated rescue in the middle of the harbour involving the winching of a "victim" by the Westpac Lifesaver helicopter attracted many onlookers.
Rescue vessels also took part in a River Run Rescue dash from the Tweed River mouth to the Terranora Inlet and back.
The popular raft race yesterday afternoon also drew an array of home-made floating vessels.
Last night, the crowds were entertained by famous Australian singer-songwriter Jimmy Little, the colourful Lanterns of the Tweed parade and a dazzling fire- works spectacular.