Newspaper Article 1968 – Blossom Parade float

Havelock North fruitgrowers took third placing in the natural blossom and orchardists’ section of the 1968 Hastings Blossom Festival procession with this float, titled “Nature’s Toothbrush.” Seated on the float is Miss Camel O’Boyle of the Federation’s Hastings staff.
[Newspaper article]

Havelock North fruitgrowers took the third placing with a float titled “Nature’s Toothbrush.”

This float was covered with a layer of Delicious and Granny Smith apples. A sprawling apple tree, made of plywood, had the words “We eat apples” displayed across its branches.

The main feature of the float was a large toothbrush which stretched diagonally across the float. As bristles it had rows of apples several high and held together with strands of nylon line.

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Magazine and newspaper article

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November 1968


The Orchardist of NZ (top article)


  • Carmel O'Boyle

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