Tamworth Country Music Cavalcade winners receive plaques and prizemoney

WINNERS of the various categories of the 2013 Cavalcade were presented with their prizes yesterday.

While the winners of the annual parade that stops the city were announced when the event was held on Australia Day, January 26, they weren’t officially presented with their prizes and plaques. 

This year judges chose the winners from more than 100 entries and said it had been “tough”. 

The theme for this year’s event was “Australia Day”.

Country music festival co-ordinator Kate Baker said each of the winners this year had, according to the judges, gone above and beyond. 

“It’s nice to be able to recognise the efforts local businesses go to for the cavalcade,” she said.

Eight entries in this year’s annual event were awarded prizes across the three dedicated categories.

Parmalat Foods Products won first prize in the best commercial/business float category; Don’t Waste Tamworth’s entry won the best non-commercial/community category; and King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge entry was named the best equine entry. 

Winners walked away from yesterday’s presentation with a number of prizes, which included advertising packages from Radio 2TM/FM92.9 and a specially designed wooden plaque.

A celebratory morning tea was hosted after the presentation in Tamworth Regional Council’s Ray Walsh House. 

Full list of winners:

Best commercial/ business

First: Parmalat Foods Products 

Second: Tamworth City Dance Academy

Third: JoHanna Dance Studio and Parry Logistics

Best non-commercial/ community

First: Don’t Waste Tamworth

Second: Tamworth Business Chamber

Third: Tamworth Songwriters Association

Best Equine entry:

First: King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge

Second: Australian Miniature Horse Association

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