Members of the Aussie cheer squad at last year’s Pinefest parade in Yeppoon.
Members of the Aussie cheer squad at last year’s Pinefest parade in Yeppoon. File

Pinefest in the Hollywood mood

THE 50th celebration of Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest is less than a week away and a huge program of festivities will be launched at the glittering spectacle of the Lions Tropical Pinefest Ambassador Gala Dinner and Ball at Capricorn Resort.

The theme of the night, 'Hollywood', will encourage diners to dress as famous stars of Hollywood, on the Saturday, October 8.

It will be the stage for the opening of the 2011 Pinefest celebrations by Yeppoon Lions Club president and Pinefest Committee chairwoman Elizabeth Goodsell.

The entrants are Nikita Watts sponsored by Capricorn Coast Mirror (charity - Alzheimer's Queensland), Peta Bosomworth sponsored by Yeppoon Lions Club (charity - Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club), Rosanne Mills sponsored by Wavelengths for Hair (charity - Beyond Blue) and Emily Hutton sponsored by Yeppoon Lioness Club and Keppel Bay Sailing Club (charity - Queensland Cancer Council).

The 2011 Pinefest celebrations have boosted cash prizes to $1450 to promote the Yeppoon Lions Ray White Yeppoon Pinefest Street Parade on Sunday, October 9.

Eleven awards, including Grand Champion Entry, have been upgraded to build the parade in size and magnificence as a huge festival spectacle.

The parade will assemble in Barry St, Yeppoon, from 10.30am on Sunday.

Entries will be judged before the start of the parade at 12pm. The procession will move into Hill St, James St on the southside and return on the northside into Hill St to Barry St.

Awards will be given for the best theme-dressed female, male and couple.



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