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held at the height of World War I raised funds for the Red Cross Society.
"From early morning the carnival spirit was in the air only the confetti and the throwing of roses were needed to make it a Carnival of Nice," the paper said.
"Heralded by the St Augustine's Band, the stalls on wheels and the gaily decorated motor cars quickly left the starting point at McKillop St, and the happy onlookers were Adidas Hoodie Mens Pink
amazed with the quick succession of passing colours.
But few would realise that the following year marks 100 years since the first Gala Day was held in Geelong on November 3, 1916.
The first Gala Day, in 1916, was described the next day by the Geelong Advertiser as the biggest fete the city had seen.
Gala days of fun gone by
In the early days, Sideshow Alley took over Little Malop St between Moorabool and Yarra streets. At the latest Gala Day, which was celebrated on Saturday, the parade was followed by the Gforce Family Fun Day at Steampacket Gardens, with entertainment, activities and market stalls.
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It was, until relatively recently, held on a Friday early in November, and schools were given the day off. After the procession, Sideshow Alley at the bottom end of Moorabool St was the place to go.
stall would go covered with the pale wysteria, following a car which had been transformed into a moving garden of pink roses, and at the head a white swan.
"There may have been processions where the advertising element was better displayed, Mens Adidas Tracksuit but it is doubtful whether there has ever been a more brilliant and varied display than that which moved down Moorabool street at 10 o'clock. Streets were bedecked with bunting and strings of flags flew across the roadways.
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"When the procession broke up and the stalls moved to the various stands, there was a scene of bustling activity. Storeholders reaped a good harvest from the crowded streets."
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