Rosedale retro fun

Threatening skies could not deter hundreds of people who turned back time for the Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival in support of drought-affected farmers on Sunday, March 31.

Busker Uptown Brown entertained in the streets while dancers from the Stradbroke Squares showed off their dancing skills.

Miss Tamara Hartley of Officer was crowned Rosedale Miss Pin Up Queen with Chloe Morley, originally of Traralgon, was runner up. Brother and sister duo, Zakk Etemovic, nine, and four-year-old Chloe Neal took out the junior titles.

Melbourne’s Pacific Belles, pictured, joined the judging panel before performing their Andrews Sisters’ style show.

Crowds danced to Sale band Who Was That Cat and The Infernos of Melbourne. Teardrop and retro vans and cars made for a shiny street display for crowds making their way to the various venues around Rosedale.

Fifty percent of gate takings will be donated to the Lions Club of Heyfield’s Need for Feed program.

Gippsland Farmer

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