Rosewood rallies for festival

MOVING ALONG: The Memphis Moovers with a frog at the Rosewood Festival street parade on Saturday.
MOVING ALONG: The Memphis Moovers with a frog at the Rosewood Festival street parade on Saturday. Lyle Radford

ROSEWOOD residents and visitors turned out in style over the weekend to celebrate the town.

The annual Rosewood Festival hosted activities throughout Saturday morning with a midday parade capping off the day.

The festival kicked off on Friday with the Rose-Vegas gala casino night at the Rosewood Show Hall.

The festivities continued on Saturday with a hay bale scramble for kids, a Zumba exercise event as well as a rock climbing wall and a mechanical surf board for people to test their skills.

There was a huge turnout of vehicles for the ute muster, one of the festival's annual events.

The Big Banger truck show yesterday also proved popular.

Rosewood councillor David Pahlke said this year's festival had been a great success.

"This is the fifth year of the Rosewood Festival and it's really become something incredibly important to the community," he said.

"It's a real way for the people to come together and be part of the community."

Cr Pahlke said with more new residents living in Rosewood, the festival - alongside the town's annual shows and school fetes - was one of the few times the whole town could rally together.

"There was a great crowd and a great parade this year," Cr Pahlke said.

"It's probably the biggest parade we've had.

"I'm proud this is our fifth festival.

"It's not like the Jacaranda Festival in Goodna which has been going for 60 years but we're really building something great."



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