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The 2019 Loxton Mardi Gras Ambassador was Jo Pontt sponsored by Rotary Club of Loxton. A special commendation was awarded to Lukas Lowery sponsored by Loxton Lions Club after the judges expressed their difficulty in deciding a winner.

Jo Pontt was named the 2019 Charity Ambassador. The Ambassadors raised $20,434.05

Ken Jaeschke who was sponsored by Loxcare Inc is our 2019 Senior Ambassador. Our Senior Ambassadors this year raised $8,161.43

The Junior Ambassadors raised $2,987.25 and Oscar Burgemeister sponsored by M.A.D. Bar & Bistro was named their 2019 representative.

A huge congratulations and thank you to all our 2019 Ambassadors and their sponsors.

The "Strawberry Fete and more" held by the Mardi Gras Committee at Alawoona to help defray running costs also raised $917.00

Overall a total of $32,519.73 was raised.

The Parade float competition winners were:

Most outstanding float prize $500: Loxton Lutheran School

Best Ambassador float $250: Lisa-Marie Perre sponsored by Loxton Pharmacies

Best themed float $250: Abbey Hughes sponsored by AJ First Aid

Best School float $250: St Albert's Catholic School

Most humorous float donated by Growers Services $250: SACWA Loxton District Branch

Best Rural Community Float $250 donated by Ronco Motors: Alawoona Strawberry Float

The parade consisted of about 60 floats which were preceded by about 35 Vintage and Classic vehicles  making for a wonderful atmosphere. A range of harvesting methods over the ages from hand tools to today's massive machinery by Loxton Museum of Agricultural Technology was also included.

2020 Ambassador Entrants & Sponsors
Community Ambassadors-
Nicole Langford-Loxton Club
Bec McDonald-Collins Industrial Distributors
Charity Ambassadors-
Melissa Blythman -Rotary Club of Loxton
Senior Ambassadors-

Ray Edwards -Friends of Mill Corner Historical Precinct

Junior Ambassadors-

Amelie Arnold-Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin

Sav Perre-Loxton United Soccer Club

Ebony Strother-MGE Industrial Cleaning Supplies

Sophie Summers-Bohdi & Rose Hair & Body Boutique

Matthew Puckey-Rosie Clark Dance Studio's


Sunday 19/1/2020 Mayhem at Mantung Rotary Club Charity Ambassador Melissa Blythman  11am to 4pm at Mantung Hall

Sunday 19/1/2020 Bangers & Birdies Ambrose Golf Day Loxton Club Community Ambassador Nicole Langford 10am Loxton Golf Course

Thursday 23/1/2020 Bingo at the Loxton Club

Eyes down at 7pm in aid of Loxton Mardi Gras. Funds raised will go towards entertainment costs ie bands, Underarm Orange bowling and float prizes etc

Feedback and comments

Appreciation Service


8.30am East Terrace Rotunda

Honouring World War II SA Military Nurse Matron Irene Drummond and 2020 Mardi Gras Flag Bearers

Thanks for a great market site at the Mardi Gras. Being under the trees and on the lawn was fantastic.

Hope it was a successful day for you, as it was for me.

Cheers and thanks J M

I loved my stall site and had a good response and want to save it for next year please. I felt that the parade was a great community event and I joined in waving to everyone even though I didn't know anyone! Fantastic and well done! T L

Our first Mardi Gras as a caterer. We loved our site, the atmosphere and response and had a very successful day. P S

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