RIDING HIGH: The horse and cart is about to trot down Mary St once more as part of next week's Easter on Mary party.
RIDING HIGH: The horse and cart is about to trot down Mary St once more as part of next week's Easter on Mary party. Leeroy Todd

Fifth year of Easter on Mary promises to be a classic

CLASSIC cars and a chocolate-laden rabbit will take over the Gympie CBD next Wednesday night to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Easter on Mary.

They will be joined by horse and cart rides, an Easter bonnet celebration hosted by Gympie fashionista Cindy Vogels, live music and street theatre as the main street plays host to the region's biggest party.

Organiser Tony Goodman said the event was a golden opportunity for guests to get the Gympie experience.

"You're seeing Mary St at its best at night,” he said.

Mary St festivities in high gear.
Mary St festivities in high gear. Scott Kovacevic

And he was not shy on his hopes for this year's first Mary St celebration, after 5000 hit the street for the most recent Christmas on Mary.

"We want to go through that target,” he said.

Revellers will also have the chance to win a family day pass for the Mary Valley Rattler. "If people spend more than $20 in a shop, they can take their receipt to a box at the main stage and be in the running for the prize,” Mr Goodman said.

Donna Reardon and Penelope Davy enjoy the 2017 Easter on Mary.
Donna Reardon and Penelope Davy enjoy the 2017 Easter on Mary. LEEROY TODD

Easter on Mary fires up at 4.30-9pm on Wednesday April 17.

Mary St will be closed to traffic from 5pm.

Gympie Times


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