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Community spirit on show at Festival of Fisher’s Ghost

Publish on 15 Nov 2017 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Media release - 15 November 2017

The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost has wrapped up for another year, with 10 days jam packed with colour, activity, and entertainment coming to an end on Sunday as participants flocked to the fun run and crowds enjoyed the last day of the carnival at Bradbury Park.

This year’s revamped program was popular, with residents and visitors lining Queen Street, Campbelltown to see floats inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Bringing back old school’ in the first-ever twilight street parade.

The street fair, held on the first Saturday of the festival, on the same day as the street parade, offered lots of family entertainment with market-style stalls, stage and roaming performers, and activities including a rock climbing wall and inflatable slide, transforming the CBD’s Mawson Park and Queen Street precinct.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said Council was proud to host such a diverse and creative program of activities as part of the 62nd annual festival, which attracted residents from across Sydney.

“I was out and about enjoying as many activities as I could, including the carnival with its variety of rides and sideshow alley, and the fun run at Western Sydney University, which I’ve participated in a number of times,” he said.

“Many other activities proved popular as well this year, including the fireworks on both Saturday nights, the awesome talent on show at Fisher’s Gig, and Fisher’s Kids and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre.”

Cr Brticevic congratulated the winners of the street parade,Tartan is Groovy, which paid homage to Fisher’s Ghost street parades of the 70s, with tartan clad hippies, a tartan combie van and the Bay City Rollers.

“Parade participants were enthusiastic about the parade’s move to the evening, and clearly had fun with this year’s theme, as shown by the fantastic effort that went into the Tartan is Groovy float.

“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to making this year’s festival a great success – from the parade participants and street fair stallholders, to the sponsors and residents who put their community spirit on show throughout the 10 days.”

The 2017 Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Street Parade prize winners were:

First Overall ($800)

Tartan is Groovy

Second Overall ($600)

Millennium Dance Productions

Best Themed Band ($400)

Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums

Best School ($200)

Thomas Reddall High School

Best Themed Cultural Group ($200)

Tartan is Groovy

Best Themed Community Organisation or Local Club ($200)

Mermaid Tempest and Friends

Best Themed Wheels and Hooves ($200)

Penny Farthing

Best Themed Performance Group ($200)

Millennium Dance Productions

Best Themed Sporting Team ($200)

Macarthur Dog Training

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