Bit of parade confusion

LOUISE BERWICK
Last updated 09:01 20/01/2014
rooke and Alex Kincaid
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STILL FUN: Brooke, 12, and Alex Kincaid, 4, watch the Winton A&P Show Association’s centenary street parade yesterday.

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The Winton A&P Show Association's centenary celebrations started with a bit of confusion.

As part of the show's celebrations for the milestone a street parade was held in Winton yesterday, with horses, tractors, vintage cars and machinery lining up to take part.

But the parade, scheduled to be held on the main road, moved at the last minute, with spectators being told the parade would be held on the next street over.

While spectators adhered to the message, those in the parade did not.

Winton A&P Show committee president Jim Zwies said those in the parade decided to take the route they wanted, which was down the main street.

"The people that went in the parade said ‘no, we are going to go where we want to go'."

Mr Zwies said the situation was "a bit confusing, but OK".

While some spectators missed out on seeing the parade, he was confident people still enjoyed it.

The show today will have a range of events, including a "bag-sewing competition" for grain and chaff bags, where competitors must hand-sew a bag closed. Traction engines will offer rides for children.

Organisers are expecting more than 1500 people.

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