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If a man’s house is his castle, his carriage should have a shed.

Yet Alexandra Blossom Festival floats are still to find a home, leading organisers to issue a plea for sheds.

Every year floats of all shapes, sizes and colours take pride of place in the grand procession down Alexandra’s Centennial Ave.

For years they have been built in vacant commercial buildings throughout Alexandra, however this year they are proving hard to find.

Festival event manager Martin McPherson said while the lack of available commercial space reflected business positivity with more spaces filled, it was proving a headache for float builders.

“It’s great for the town, but we are hoping there are people out there with spaces they can offer groups and organisations to build floats,” Mr McPherson said.

“This year we celebrate 65 years of the Alexandra Blossom Festival and the grand procession is one of the highlights. We are looking forward to seeing amazing floats make their way down Centennial Ave built.”

Those with space available for floats can contact festival event manager Martin McPherson at info@blossom.co.nz.

Duel victors . . . Festival princess Kathryn
Smit (17) on the Combined Lions Clubs of Alexandra and Clyde’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed float in the grand parade. Miss Smit would later be named Alexandra Blossom Festival Queen, while the float would win the people’s choice award in the float competition. A lack of sheds is causing a headache for float builders.
PHOTO: JARED MORGAN