A CROWD of more than 8,000 strong helped celebrate the coming of the New Year, flooding the John Gray Oval, Mooroopna Recreation Reserve for the 37th annual Rotary Club of Mooroopna’s New Year’s Eve festival.
Rotary Club of Mooroopna Member, Ken Faulkner said, “The Rotary Club of Mooroopna is very happy with the fantastic turn out for the 37th New Year’s Eve festival. The crowd was a little bigger than normal but were all very well behaved. It was a great family night being enjoyed by all.
“The stage entertainment had both children and adults getting involved.
“This year’s parade was a great success with the number of vintage and street cars up on previous parades. Parade Organiser, Santo Varapodio thanks the GV Vintage Car Club, The Street Car Club, The Custom Car Club, all the local truck owners who participated, the fire brigade, the Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad, local bus company owners and the local panel shop for their participation in the parade. Also, thanks goes to the kids who came with their decorated bikes and the local police for their help and support getting everyone down the main street safe.
“The night finished off with a spectacular fireworks display, which had the crowd cheering and clapping throughout the performance.
“The Rotary Club of Mooroopna thanks all those who where involved in helping make the night another fantastic event. The president of the club, Greg Martin said we believe this to be one of the premier events each year in the Greater Shepparton area. Most of all the Rotary Club would like to thank all who attended for making this year’s festival a fun and safe family event that was enjoyed by all.”