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February 20th, 2019 by admin

Festival revisits the past

The floral parade in 1970.Beginning life as the InverellFloral Festival 60 years ago, the Sapphire City Festival was established in 1956, after a public appeal for an annual event from themayor at the time.
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A competition was run to name the festival.

“It was actually named by Miss Gwen Campbell (nowMcGregor), who subsequently became our first queen, back in 1961,” festival committee publicity officer Peter Caddey said.

The well-loved event may have been inspired by the earlier Wool and Harvest Festival of North Western Slopes, which began in 1951, but was abandoned in 1955, likely due to severe flooding.

As the tradition continues, the committee is keen to remember the past, and have invited the festival’s string of monarchs to return for a civic reception on Saturday, October 22.

“We’re hoping to get as many ofthe previous queen winners as we possibly can,” Peter said.

“We’ve had a lot of responses from those queens, who’ve all said it’s been wonderful being able to reminisce.”Locals wishing to revisit their festival memories are invited to visit Tourism Inverell to see a collection of photographs and old programs.

Despite the cancellation of the mayoral ball and afternoon tea with the queens, this weekend will still be full of festival events.

Inverell Community Gardens will host farmers markets on Saturday morning, whilebowling and golf tournamentsrun through the day, along with Individual Ability Supports’ spring fashion parade. The Sapphire City River Run will take off on Sunday.

“There’s so many diverse activities for people to take part in. Most of them are free – there is some that you might need to pay an entrance fee for, but there’s really something for every member of the family,” Peter said.

Queen entrants will receivetheir sashes at the Communicator of the Year on October 14. The festivities will culminate with the parade and Saturday spectacular on October 22.

For more information, visit the tourism centre.

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