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Helpers . . . Elves taking part in last year's Geraldine Christmas Parade were (from left) Janine Huddleston and Rachael Sullivan. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Chris Tobin

Go Geraldine’s Christmas Parade will be a little different when it gets under way tomorrow evening (Friday, December 6).

For the first time the parade will have a special guest.

This honour has been given to the town’s world champion blade shearer, Allan Oldfield, who won the title in France earlier this year.

“Allan will also be one of our three judges of the floats,” Go Geraldine promotions co-ordinator Janene Adams said.

“The others will be Allan’s father, Phil, also a top blade shearer and a business owner here, as well as new community constable David Bray.”

Mrs Adams said between 60 and 70 floats were expected to take part.

“Our theme this year is that glitters is Christmas’.

“It’s one of our biggest festivals for numbers of people. There are hundreds in the parade and thousands line the streets. It’s embraced by all ages,” Mrs Adams said.

The parade starts at 6.30pm from the Hislop and Talbot St corner and travels along Talbot St to Peel St.

“There will be a massive lolly scramble for the children in the domain,” Mrs Adams said.