Bundaberg Regional Council employees Dave Field, Carly McCann and Melinda Shield will be on the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party float in tomorrow’s Bundy in Bloom parade.
Bundaberg Regional Council employees Dave Field, Carly McCann and Melinda Shield will be on the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party float in tomorrow’s Bundy in Bloom parade. Max Fleet

Bundy in Bloom parade hits town

SPRING has sprung, which means Bundy is in bloom and it is time for the city's annual seasonal celebration.

Bourbong Street will blossom into a sea of colour tomorrow when the Bundy in Bloom street parade rolls in.

Bundaberg Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said more than 50 floats had registered in the parade, along with two from the council.

“We always enter a float, but this year the waste management team is entering one as well,” she said.

“Apart from highlighting recycling, they will be giving away bags which entitle the holder to a free bag of mulch from the council facilities throughout the region.”

Cr Pyefinch said Bundy in Bloom had been held every year since the mid 1990s and showed no sign of stopping.

“It used to be a two-week-long celebration but since the amalgamation, it has been a month long,” she said.

“It includes events right across the district.”

Cr Pyefinch said her favourite part of the street parade was watching the children.

“I love to see how they enjoy it so much,” she said.

“It really captures the imagination of people across the district.”

The mayor said the festival would start at 11am with the street parade down Bourbong Street and end with a Combined Lions Family Fun Day.

“It's a good idea to come early to get a good vantage point,” Cr Pyefinch said.

“There will be free kids' rides, market stalls and fun games in the main street between Targo and Tantitha streets.”

The mayor said Bundy in Bloom was special because of the season.

“Spring is such a lovely time in Bundaberg,” she said. “It's usually great weather.

“It's great for the community to come out and see the beautiful city.”

For more information on the month-long celebration, visit council's website www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au.



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