Once again the Copper Coast created an interesting and entertaining Kernewek Lowender. Our events at Moonta on Friday were very well attended by a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Everyone was in a holiday mood and cheered the parade as it made its way down George St.
Most of the paraders wore period costumes or other colourful outfits, with many children and families taking part. Several bands added oomph to the procession.
The maypole dancing and Furry dance topped the day. Spectators admired the skills of the dancers as they worked their way through the intricate steps, especially when the music deteriorated.
A record sixty eight stalls were set around the huge trees in Queen Square, with much to choose from. The array of used tools at one local stall kept shoppers intrigued.
The Kernewek Lowender was officially opened between some great music provided by talented individuals, the Kadina Wallaroo Moonta Band and the SA Police Band.
The relaxed and happy atmosphere of the day was the result of hundreds of hours of work by enthusiastic and well organised volunteers, and perfect weather.
Most everyone had their cameras catching the magical moments. There are some artistic photos on our What’s On Moonta website. Click on the Gallery tab to see them.