LUMINOUS Lantern Parade – What a night!

It was a dazzling beginning of June for VoRTCS as we joined the wider St Vincent de Paul Society team in the Luminous Lantern Parade, held in South Bank Parklands. We were delighted to see thousands of Queenslanders come from all walks of life to welcome new arrivals to Queensland. The parade was a captivating display. Lanterns took on the form of native and exotic animals, otherworldly shapes and childhood characters.
 
VoRTCS proudly carried two lantern characters: Dirtgirl and Scrapboy. It was exciting to see the faces of refugees also light up. The night ended on a high note at the Courier-Mail Piazza for concert filled with world music and dance.