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Parade a hit for all

Parade a hit for all


Brass bands lead the big parade

From dancing girls, stilt-walkers and circus tricks to key community organisations and groups in our communities such as CFA, volunteer rescue teams, scouts and girl guides – that’s how locals took in the Australia Day Main Street Mornington Parade.

As the Victoria Police Highway Patrol car drove down Main Street to flag the commencement of the parade, RPP FM’s Sugar n’ Spice program presenters, Bob and Judy Phillips and RPP FM personalities, Damian Flenley set the scene ‘live to air’ as the procession passed by the RPP FM broadcast van.

Bob and Judy, and Damian entertained bystanders through a sound system heard down Main Street whilst others listened to the informative commentary of the procession through RPP FM radio and internet.

Phil Johnson, another RPP FM presenter and personality, ducked and weaved between parade participants to grab a quick comment.

Mornington Fire Brigade took centre stage as CFA members meandered down Main Street to display fire apparatus and trucks dating back to 1917 to coincide with the commemoration of 100 years of service.

Delighted crowds immersed themselves in the excitement of the parade that took 40 minutes to travel down Main Street.

Activities continued down Mornington Park where a ‘raising of the Australian flag’ ceremony took place.

The Mornington Fire Brigade complete a lap of honor around the Mornington with torchlights and a concert entertained crowds with star attraction Ross Wilson singing his songs that took him to fame.

The fabulous night finished on a high with a fireworks display off Mothers Beach in Mornington.

Thank you to our commentators, tech support and Station Manager, Brendon Telfer for their contribution to make the outside broadcast a success once again.

Photography Rab Siddhi

More images and video by Rab on the RPP FM facebook page.

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Debra Mar Working many years in the corporate world in Melbourne and overseas, Debra found herself in the fashion industry as a designer after studying 3 years at RMIT. She now producers and presenters her own radio program The Breakfast Table every Tuesday 6-9am and writes for a local magazine. With a love of writing and being involved in the community, she has a certain curiosity of what makes people ‘tick’, Debra also writes feature stories and updates details on the RPP FM website.