Building our Lives on Jesus by St Martin’s Lutheran College has won the Most Outstanding float in the 2023 Mount Gambier Christmas Parade.
The float featured student dressed as tradespeople who were ‘God’s Construction Crew’ and celebrated Jesus as the schools cornerstone.
City of Mount Gambier community events officer Liana Golubic thanked the schools, businesses, community and sporting groups and the many volunteers who helped bring the magical event to life this year
“It was incredible to see the spirit and creativity of our community, sparking smiles and laughter from all watching along Commercial Street,” she said.
Entries competed for prizes judged on energy and engagement, creativity, and effort.
Judges scored the floats in the various categories, with the following floats receiving awards.
2023 Category Winners
MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY – $750
Building our Lives on Jesus by St Martin’s Lutheran College
BEST CHRISTMAS THEME – $500
The Joy of Christmas by Tenison Woods College
BEST SCHOOL ENTRY – $500
An Aussie Christmas by Compton Primary School
BEST CLUB OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION ENTRY – $250
Winter Wonderland by Tonique Studio
OPEN CATEGORY – $250
An Aussie Truckin’ Christmas by the Mt Gambier Truck Show
BEST THEMED BAND – $250
Creswick Brass Band
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – $250
A French Christmas by Mulga Street Primary School
BEST NON-CITY ENTRY – $250
The Mil Lel Christmas Minions by Mil Lel Primary School
BEST RECYCLED RESOURCES ENTRY – $250
What did you spy at the beach today? by Ocean Drifters Family Day Care