Rosedale goes retro

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.

The weather was mostly fine and the event attracted a ‘well behaved” crowd of about 1500 from all over the state.

Rosedale sergeant Michael Clapper said everyone enjoyed the day “without incident” and traffic flow through and around the town remained manageable, despite the huge crowd.

Melbourne’s Pacific Belles joined the judging panel of the Pin Up competition, before performing their 1940s Andrews Sisters-style show.

Crowds danced to Sale band Who Was That Cat and The Infernos of Melbourne.

A puddle of teardrop caravans joined retro vans and cars in a shining street display for crowds making their way to the various venues around Rosedale.

Fifty per cent of gate takings will be donated to the Lions Club of Heyfield for its Need for Feed program. Busker Uptown Brown entertained in the streets while dancers from the Stradbroke Squares do-si-dohed and passed their partners on to their callers instructions.

Miss Tamara Hartley of Officer was crowned Rosedale Miss Pin Up Queen with Chloe Morley, originally of Traralgon, as her runner up.