Blossom Festival parade draws thousands

Blossom Festival princess Bridget Naylor (16) waves to the crowd from the Alexandra Hockey and...
Blossom Festival princess Bridget Naylor (16) waves to the crowd from the Alexandra Hockey and Rugby Club float ''Super Heroes''. Photos by Liam Cavanagh
Crowds watching the parade near the Alexandra War Memorial.
Crowds watching the parade near the Alexandra War Memorial.
The Alexandra Garden Club float during the Grand Parade.
The Alexandra Garden Club float during the Grand Parade.

Thousands lined Alexandra's Centennial Ave for the Blossom Festival Grand Parade today.

Trucks, tractors, classic cars, blossom floats and florries (trolley floats) made their way down the main road towards Pioneer Park.

Blossom Festival princesses, the Senior Queen, Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper and town criers were among those in the parade greeting crowds, as well as pipe bands and entertainers.

Afterwards crowds started to make their way into Pioneer Park for Saturday in the Park for an afternoon of sun, entertainment, and rides.

 

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