Horizon a Golden Blessing

Horizon a Golden Blessing

Horizon Credit UnionHorizon Credit Union has recently announced their gold sponsorship of Ulladulla’s premier community and tourism event of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival.

“What better way to celebrate our community than to be a gold sponsor of the biggest event in Ulladulla. We’re thrilled to be a part of it” said Ulladulla Branch Manager, Kevin Whitford. Horizon will be sponsoring the Blessing of the Fleet Princess Ball on Saturday 17 March 2018.

Horizon is Ulladulla’s only credit union and the only truly local South Coast financial institution with branches spanning the south coast of NSW.

“We’re supporting the Blessing of the Fleet because we want give back to the community” said Mr Whitford. “

Ulladulla Branch Manager Kevin Whitford said Horizon offers similar services and facilities of the big banks but unlike the banks who return their profits to shareholders, credit union profits are returned to members in terms of lower interest rates, fair fees, better customer service and more competitive products.

The Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club who organise the Blessing of the Fleet festival at Ulladulla are pleased with the announcement of Horizon coming on board for Easter 2018.

Blessing of The Fleet Ulladulla

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Standards for Floats

Standards for Floats

Festival ParadeGeneral Conditions for Vehicles:

  • Maximum length 19m, max height 4.5m, max width 3.5m
  • All floats must be roadworthy and registered with RMS NSW.
  • Vehicle Registration is to be submitted by the 2nd week of Ball rehearsal, Photocopies are acceptable.
  • The vehicle for a float may be a trailer, truck or utility (ute), but not a car.
  • Vehicles travelling to and from the parade must have:
    clear vision through front windscreen & mirrors;
    Blinkers, number plates & brake lights visible to all road traffic.

Your Float in the Parade:

  • The float must be decorated according to the theme you have nominated & will include advertising of your sponsor but will not just advertise your sponsor.
  • Register your float theme with the committee early to avoid disappointment.
  • Each float will have Two (2) Marshals. Marshals must be over 18yrs of age and will walk beside float. Name & contact No of the Marshals must be submitted by email.
  • Each Princess must provide a written commentary, even if you are sharing. Commentary & Marshal details must be emailed to dee.fors@gmail.comFish out of water
  • If the commentary is not satisfactory you will be asked to revise or add more details.
  • No persons are to be seated on the edge of the vehicle/tray.
  • No children under 12 years of age shall be permitted on the float.
  • No member of your float group is to walk ahead of the float.
  • No items are to be thrown into the crowd from the float.

Criteria for Judging; The judges will present awards for:

  • Best Decorated Float
  • 2nd Best Decorated Float and
  • Two highly commended floats.
  • To qualify for best decorated float: all of the vehicle must be covered, including the cabin. The judge’s decision is final.

Assembling for The Parade:

  • All floats will be issued with a number (not your dance order) and will park in the matching numbered space at the assembly area.
  • Priscilla floatThe first three floats will be the Princess of the Fleet followed by the runner-up & then the 2nd runners-up, all other floats will follow in number order.
  • The Assembly area is Crescent Street Ulladulla. Floats are to be assembled by 9.30am. Enter Crescent Street from the northern end of Burrill St North only. It is dangerous and difficult if you enter from the southern end
  • Judging will commence with a walk/drive through the Assembly area, by the judges & will be completed later during the parade.
  • The Parade of Floats will commence at approximately 11.00am.
  • The Parade will depart from Crescent Street and terminate on the Ulladulla Wharf at approx 12.noon.

After the Parade

  • At the conclusion of the Parade all Princesses and Partners are to assemble at the Lower Stage adjacent to the harbour foreshore for announcement of winning floats and the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.
  • Before float vehicles are driven away following the conclusion of the parade, they must be made safe by removing decorations from the windscreen, blinkers, number plates & brake lights. Failure to do this may result in an infringement notice being issued by police.
  • Always put Safety First.

Parade Easter Sunday

Hints and Tips

  • Consider: repurpose, recycle & reuse for your float material.
  • Hand in the information requested completed and on time.
  • Committee members are available for guidance on Blessing of the Fleet matters.
  • Blessing of the Fleet can be hard work but the outcomes are rewarding.
  • Have fun!

Join the Blessing of the Fleet Resources group on facebook

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2017 winning Festival Princess

2017 winning Festival Princess

Casey Dorrell who was partnered by Pierre Maglis, sponsored by Hop Skip ‘n’ A Dump was announced as the winning 2017 festival princess at the 2017 Blessing of the Fleet Ball on Saturday 1 April.

Ashlee O’Callaghan with Oscar Fitzpatrick, sponsored by IGA Bawley Point was the runner up.

Antonia Bewley with Reuben Hatwell, sponsored by Ulladulla Medical Clinic  was second runner up.

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The Blessing of the Fleet Ball is sponsored by Horizon Credit Union.

Phillip Brown chair of the Festival committee  said “the Ulladulla community should be so proud of the young people who gave up their time for all the rehearsals. They looked fantastic and a credit to their families. The evening was a great success”.

2017 princesses
L – R: Antonia Bewley, Casey Dorrell and Ashlee O’Callaghan
Photo: InSight Fotographics info@insightfotographics.com.au




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Festival Princess 2017 and sponsors

Festival Princess 2017 and sponsors

Blessing of the Fleet Princess 2017

Alysha Sawyer    Ulladulla Gymnastics Club    
Zane Gallagher        
Jasmin Samways    Lake Tabourie Holiday Park   
Kalem Gerometta        
Lara Stoddart    Southern Fitness & Martial Arts   
Jacob Webb        
Ashlee O’Callaghan    IGA Bawley Point    
Oscar Fitzpatrick        
Alivia Heath    Hayden’s Pies   
Jack Fisher        
Jess Henderson    Hendo’s Power tools    
Dale Ramsden        
Holly Smith    Ulladulla Physical Culture Club    
Job Hendriks        
Antonia Bewley    Ulladulla Medical Clinic    
Reuben Hatwell        
Brie Ebsworth    Stewarts Catering    
Lleyton Roach        
Mykaela Garrett    Coastal All Stars    
Riley Smith        
Melissa Holt    Mollymook Golf Club    
James Sheppard        
Ella Conlon    NRMA Batteries    
Gavin Kingsley        
Kayla Jenkins    Saunders Mensland   
Lane Wilson        
Zoe Gunn    Southern ManSurf Shop    
Robbie Poynter        
Shannon Meredith    Harcourts Ulladulla   
Riley Papworth        
Casey Dorrell    Hop Skip ‘n’ A Dump 
Pierre Maglis        
Sarah Sibley    Frazer Sibley Accountants    
Charbel Fares        
Takesa Frank    South Ulladulla Meat Market    
Lachlan Cogram        
Olivia Reed    Jewellery Plus Ulladulla    
Jack Walsh        
Sarah Crockett    Mollymook SLSC    
Jack Flamminio        
Ave Lewand-Parsons    Clyde River Berry Farm  
Blaise Taylor        
Chelsea Eggins    Priceline Pharmacy    
Deondre Broughton        
Zara Pinfield-Hall    Holiday Haven
Ryan Smith        
Isabella Heldt    Kicks Dance Force    
Henry Burns        
Jadyn Carriage    Emerson’s On Main   
Ty Atkinson          
Luka Reents    Akwa Surf   
Jayden Farmilo        
Grace Thompson    Mollymook Fresh Supermarket    
Max Boland            
Brooke Bunyan    Lake Tabourie Holiday Park          
Jonah Smith            
Georgia Evans    Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla   
Zeke Cameron            
Siena Jackson    DP Surfboards    
Dan Fisher            
Gabriella Loccisano    Something’s Brewing       
Nicolas Verhaeren            
Christina Fascianelli    Dunn Lewis Centre      
Jyah Davis           

princess 2013 harbourDownload: Dates & notes for princesses, partners and families

The Blessing Of The Fleet Ball will be held on Saturday 1 April 2017.
The Blessing Of The Fleet Parade will be held on Easter Sunday 16 April 2017.

Further enquiries: Denise Fors: 0435331492 dee.fors@gmail.com or Brian Morrison: 0400 646 585

The Blessing of the Fleet Princess Ball is sponsored by Horizon Credit Union

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2016 Festival Princesses

Emily CadleEmily Cadle partnered by Deakin Flood , sponsored by the Dunn Lewis Centre was announced as the winning princess of the 2016 Blessing of the Fleet festival at the Princess ball on 12 March 2016. Emily said she is so proud to have represented the Dunn Lewis Centre.

It really was an honour and thank you for the experience. Emily was congratulated on stage by Ros Unger the 1975 winning Blessing of the Fleet Princess.

2016 Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet princess

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Runner Up was Eleanor Drury, partnered by Jonathan Schaap, sponsored by Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club and in 3rd place was Isabella Pakes partnered by Jed Wilesmith sponsored by Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors

The Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Ball is proudly sponsored by Horizon Credit Union

  1. Emily Cadle – Deakin Flood – Dunn Lewis Centre www.dunnlewiscentre.com.au
  2. Caitin Lee – Lachlan Page – Priceline Pharmacy Ulladulla  www.priceline.com.au/store-locator/priceline-pharmacy-ulladulla
  3. Eden Lucas – Liam Blakey – Bean At Burrill Cafe           
  4. Lucy Hargrave –  Jayden Rankin – Ulladulla Joinery & Hardware
  5. April Martin – James O’Connor – Kicks Danceforce   
  6. Olivia Chopping – Jesse Wood  – Aspect Floor Sanding       
  7. Maxine Booker – Lachlan Congram – Protune Automotive Dyno Centre          
  8. Christina Taylor – Caleb Howe  – Mollymook Beach Bowling Club www.mollymookbowlingclub.com.au
  9. Eleanor Drury – Jonathan Schaap – Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club www.ulladullaexservos.com.au
  10. Abby Blount – Liam Conlon – Ulladulla Scaffolding
  11. Charlie Matheson – Riley Papworth – Masadera Technologies  www.masaderatech.com.au
  12. Madelyn Woodhouse – Ryan Searle – Stewarts Catering
  13. Ellyn Cornock – Kieran Geraghty – Akwa Surf www.akwasurf.com.au
  14. Ebonny Buckland – Declan Johnston – Aljen Engineering www.aljen.com.au
  15. Arliah Basile – Mason Lake – Angelica Fisheries
  16. Amber Barker – Charlie Brophy – Project Lighting www.projectlighting.com.au
  17. Coco Vandevelde – Bryce Turley – Tucker Real Estate www.tuckerrealestate.com.au
  18. Isabella Pakes – Jed Wilesmith – Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors www.smartline.com.au/apakes
  19. Jessica Parker – Jack Flamminio – W and W Concreting
  20. Rachael Knight-Derkowski – Tarje Whitford – Mollymook Beach Hut
  21. Libbi Ebsworth – Julian Jansma-Smith – Ulladulla Garden Club
  22. Holly Caddy – Charlie Arkinstall – The Farm (Supa IGA Ulladulla) www.facebook.com/SupaIGAUlladulla
  23. Lucia Pennisi – Zach Pullinger – Bannister Point Lodge www.bannisters.com.au
  24. Abbey Montgomery – Zane Stedman – Southern Man Ulladulla www.southernman.com.au
  25. Lizzi Griffiths – Graham Buckley – RC Ulladulla www.ripcurlulladulla.com.au
  26. Milly Boland – Dante Chappell – Bendigo Bank (Milton Ulladulla Community Bank Branch) www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/ourbranch/milton
  27. Sarah Elsworth – Jarod Wessel – CSL Kitchens & Joinery www.cslkitchens.com.au
  28. Bridgette Gullison – Lachlan Self – Milton Ulladulla Touch Association www.miltonulladullatouchassociation
  29. Tiana Dorahy – Rhys Broughton –  First National Real Estate www.firstnationalulladulla.com.au
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