JM Kelly workers Katy Smith, left, and Alyssa Shaw will ride in this vintage Chevrolet truck tomorrow as part of this year’s Christmas parade.
JM Kelly workers Katy Smith, left, and Alyssa Shaw will ride in this vintage Chevrolet truck tomorrow as part of this year’s Christmas parade. Sharyn O'Neill

1930s Chevy part of parade

A PIECE of Rockhampton history will get a Christmas makeover as part of the 16th annual Heart Foundation and Stockland Rockhampton Christmas parade tomorrow.

A vintage 1930s Chevrolet truck, owned by the JM Kelly Group of Companies, will be decked out in tinsel and fairy lights for the parade which starts from the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds at 5.45pm.

The truck was used to carry building material by one of Rockhampton's oldest companies, Burns and Twigg, which is now called Queensland Windows and part of the JM Kelly Group.

Metal accessories sales manager Bruce Williams said the vehicle, which was recently refurbished, featured its original hand winch and was one of the few vehicles around from the 1930s which had a “tipping body”.

Belinda Carroll, of the Heart Foundation, said they were looking forward to judging the floats in the parade and seeing “what the entrants come up with”.

The Bully's ute will also be in the parade, decked out in Christmas decorations, and riding in it will be mascots, Daily Dalmatian and Buzzy Bee.

Parade starts at 5.45pm at the Rockhampton Cricket Ground and then heads towards Stockland Rockhampton via Musgrave Street

A Christmas concert starts at 7pm hosted by Sea FM breakfast host Brad Villiers

Best vantage points are the west side of Musgrave Street, heading towards Stockland



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