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'Everyone will be talking about it for the next 100 years'; Quilpie's Centenary success

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: The parade through the main street of Quilpie as part of the centenary celebrations.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: The parade through the main street of Quilpie as part of the centenary celebrations. Chantel Renae Photography

QUILPIE is on a high after the huge success of their centenary celebrations.

Hundreds packed in to the town, almost doubling the population, for the five-day program of festivities.

Quilpie Shire Council Mayor Stuart Mackenzie said he couldn't have hoped for a better result from the event.

"It only comes around 100 years so we wanted to make the most of it,” Cr Mackenzie said.

"People turned up from everywhere to attend the event, there were even some from as far as Sydney.”

The event started on Wednesday with a meet and greet at the bowls club and saw hundreds turn up for welcome home dinner, polocrosse, centenary ball, street parade and more.

"The parade on Saturday was just extraordinary,” Cr Mackenzie said.

"There were over 100 vehicles in the parade including vintage trucks and tractors and local floats.

"I think everyone will be talking about the parade for the next 100 years.”

Cr Mackenzie said the event provided a huge boost for the town's morale and would be a precedent for future occasions.

"On Anzac Day there were some really big crowds and it just followed on from there for the rest of the week,” he said.

"All the businesses in town were just flat out the whole time.

"If you were serving beer, coffee or food you would have done pretty well.”

Cr Mackenzie said the event was a credit to all those involved in organising it.

"There was a lot of organisation involved in getting the event to run so smoothly,” he said.

"Everyone involved in organising did a great job.

"It's a catalyst for the town going forward and it's given them a lot of confidence to hold big events in the future.”

For more photos from the Quilpie centenary, check out page 8.


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