Floats Parade Dancers Gallery
Whitehaven's carnival queen for 2008 was Katie Boag and she had a beautiful traditional float in red, white and gold. The maids of honour wore white with red polka-dots and her two attendants Evie Lusman and Stephanie Bell were dressed in vivid red to match the float.
The retiring queen Laura Grearson and her attendants were carried around the parade in an open top car.
The only visiting queen was the Seaton Ivy Queen who won first prize. Her float was a superb medieval castle with ivy trailing up the walls and all her attendants were dressed in green and gold.
The Ivy Queen also had a loyal bunch of followers in full costume including two crusader nights, in chain mail, on horseback.
The first prize in the float section went to this clever interpretation of Alice in Wonderland which included children in costume combined with papier maché figures.
A special mention should be given to the wonderfully constructed tea-pot for the dormouse decorated with paper. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee and several other characters marched behind.
St. Mary's Primary school had this George in the Jungle inspired float with animal print costumes and a frieze of animals around the skirt. A pack of various animals followed behind.
Lamplugh school celebrated national reading year with a float based on the classic book by Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocloate factory. There was candy striped trees and a chocolate waterfall and plenty of Oompa Loompas.
The only other float in this year's carnival was this garden themed one from Moresby School that featured children as various buds and insects.
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