Bright blue jellyfish Joe McHugh, Zac Smale and Jade McQualter-Walsh.
Bright blue jellyfish Joe McHugh, Zac Smale and Jade McQualter-Walsh. BUNFES

Bundy blooms into sea of colour

THE big bad wolf, a dugong and a giant capsicum all officially welcomed spring to the sugar city at the Bundy in Bloom Parade and Fun Day yesterday afternoon.

Hundreds lined the Bourbong St from the CBD to Alexandra Park to catch a glimpse of the colourful floats as they rolled on by.

The PCYC Blazers co-ordinator Trevor Standfast said the children and teenagers in the group had been working on the octopus's garden-themed float for a couple of months.

"We are doing a project with Ocean Watch and this tied in nicely with that theme," he said.

The parade and fun day also revealed the name of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Grower's new capsicum mascot.

The mascot was named Super Cap as a part of the competition which was won by a student a Kalkie State School.

Bundaberg councillor Judy Peters, who helped judge the floats, said she was impressed by the displays.

"There is a lot of time and effort going into these presentations," she said.

"I think that says something about people wanting to give back and take part in the community."

At the end of the parade the council held a fun day in Alexandra Park, with a number of rides and market stalls.

Cr Peters said she was pleased to see the fun day return to the park after being held on Bourbong St for a number of years.

"It creates a really family friendly atmosphere," he said.

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