Parade encourages shopping trolley inspiration

The shopping trolley parade is a staple event on the Alexandra Blossom Festival programme and Warkworth festival organisers hope the enthusiasm for the parade catches on here.

Creative types of Mahurangi are invited to push forward and show the world what they can do with a shopping trolley.

As part of Kowhai Festival festivities, a trolley parade will be held on the Big Day Out on Sunday, October 13.

New World Warkworth is supplying both trollies and cash prizes. All participants will also go into the draw to win travel and clothing vouchers from Helloworld Travel and Stoney Creek Manufacturing.

Entries will be judged in two categories – individual and community/business – and the judges will be looking for innovation and flair.

There are a limited number of trollies available, so anyone thinking of entering is urged to register as soon as possible. Entry forms are available from the Warkworth Information Centre in Baxter Street or from the Kowhai Festival Facebook page.

An organiser, Dave Parker, says the decorated trolleys will be a novel way to add colour to the parade, which will start from the Warkworth Town Hall at 1.30pm. The route will be down Neville Street to the roundabout and back.

Festival mascot Waddles will lead the parade and a number of other “characters” will join in.

“Community groups, schools, businesses and individuals who don’t have trollies are also very welcome to dress up and join the parade,” Dave says.  

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