Wintersun parade one to remember
THERE was no raining on the annual Wintersun parade on Saturday morning.
A bright blue sky and beautiful sunshine ensured the long weekend of rocking got off to a good start, with thousands turning out to watch the annual street parade that wound its way from North Kirra to Greenmount along Marine Parade.
Balconies, roof tops, high-rise vantage points and dads’ shoulders were the best vantage points along the crowded street, where young and old lined the sidewalks to capture the sights and sounds of local and interstate dance schools and bands.
A fire engine from the Bilambil Fire Service lead the parade, escorted by Coolangatta Police before being followed by a convoy of classic cars.
The Tallebudgera State School band held a mini-rock concert on the back of a semi-trailer.
Tweed Heads South-based ENRG Roller Derby squad, the Twin Towns Runners and Walkers Club and the 2009 winners of the Murwillumbah Banana Festival 2009 also made an appearance.