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The 2020 Loxton Mardi Gras Community Ambassador was Nicole Langford sponsored by the Loxton Club. 

Melissa Blythman sponsored by the Rotary Club of Loxton was named the 2020 Charity Ambassador. 

Ray Edwards who was sponsored by the Friends of Mill Corner is our 2020 Senior Ambassador. 

Amelie Arnold sponsored by Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin was named the 2020 Junior Ambassador representative.

A huge congratulations and thank you to all our 2020 Ambassadors and their sponsors.

The Loxton News Shop Window Competition winner was Little Vibes. A big thank you to the shops that decorated their windows to the "Play" theme.

The Parade float competition winners were:

Best overall float $500 donated by Tankard Dental Riverland: Loxton Lutheran School

Best Ambassador float $250 donated by Directional Finance & The Bill Ebert Family: Matthew Puckey sponsored by Rosie Clark Dance Studios

Best themed float $250 donated by Loxton Health Centre: Loxton Primary School

Best School float $250 donated by Riverland & Mallee Conveyancers P/L: Loxton Lutheran School

Most humorous float $250 donated by Altschwager Family Funerals: Loxton Ladies Probus

Best Rural Community Float $250 donated by Ronco Motors: Ray Edwards

The parade consisted of about 60 floats which were preceded by 29 Vintage and Classic vehicles  making for a wonderful atmosphere. Also featured in the parade were vehicles honouring the founding fathers and first farming families of Loxton. 2020 is the 125th anniversary of the founding of Loxton.

Special efforts were made to honour the Emergency Services dedicated to helping and protecting our Community this year with over $4,000 being raised for the Country Fire Service Volunteer Association.

Appreciation Service


8.30am East Terrace Rotunda

Honouring World War II SA Military Nurse Matron Irene Drummond, 2020 Mardi Gras Flag Bearers Eric & Lois Rathjen. Funds were also presented to the CFS Volunteer Association

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


Feedback and comments


Loxton 63rd Mardi Gras 2020 took place Saturday in Loxton with a street parade. Have to hand it to Loxton, when they put on a parade, they PUT ON a parade with it being a real community event. If you have never seen or been to the Loxton Mardi Gras, put it on your calendar for 2021. GS

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

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