Shanes idea for a float from the club for the parade drew a good response from the members and the theme of Santa’s Engineering Workshop was born from a proclamation from the throne of King Michael.
We gathered at Russell’s the week before to raid his endless supply of stuff from his containers. Started to take shape with the final touches to be applied on game day by those with better artistitic ability than most club members (their wives and other female helpers). With a half past early time announced, a bunch of hardy folks turned to carry out the final decoration. Then off up Devonport Road to 2nd Ave. Total of 48 floats including the big red man himself.
All the hard work paid off as we won Best Non Profit Float. Big boost to all and off we went. Fabulous response from the crowd with cheers everytime Shane tooted his whistle. Check out the photos of his new driving attire. All the people on the float had a great time especially Ethan, Finn and Olly sitting in the locos practising their royal wave.