yesterday we spent the day at Springwood Foundation day ~ a day of celebrating the settling of the town of Springwood [where Villa Maria is situated]
a street parade is held as well as many stalls for various community groups.
[balloons are the order of the day!]
many people get into the theme of the day, dressing up in period costume. there is a Town Crier and all manner of costumes being paraded.
even a group of Red Coats
community groups walk among the crowds ~ this is the Rural Fire Service, our brave men and women who fight our bushfires
[and even though this is not France, someone loved Paris.]
there are buskers, drummers
and belly dancers
big bass drums, trumpets & trombones, all add to the festivies..
dutch husband & I rode our bike in the parade!
later on that evening, we took a twilight ride to the southern highlands for dinner... and today
baby Charlie was baptised at St. Thomas Aquinas church...
I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!