Lo­cals will be tak­ing or­ders at Car­ni­val lunch

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

FOYER Ox­ford res­i­dents will get some hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence under their belt and on their re­sumes with a gig at the Light Up Leed­erville Car­ni­val launch.

Res­i­dents will work as wait staff at the Novem­ber 15 long table lunch, which kicks off the an­nual Leed­erville street fes­ti­val, now in its sixth year and ex­pected to at­tract about 60,000 peo­ple.

Foyer Ox­ford man­ager John Thomp­son said it was the sec­ond time res­i­dents would have this op­por­tu­nity.

“We worked closely with or­gan­is­ers Leed­erville Con­nect last year, which was the first time this hap­pened,” he said.

“There will be about five peo­ple do­ing it and the op­por­tu­nity gives young peo­ple some more ex­pe­ri­ence in hos­pi­tal­ity, and we of­ten have em­ploy­ers at­tend the event.”

This year’s car­ni­val will fea­ture a pop up cin­ema, photo booth, mini golf, rov­ing per­form­ers, fash­ion pa­rades, mar­kets and rides.

City of Vin­cent Mayor Emma Cole said the event brought out the best of Leed­erville. “It’s vi­brant and whim­si­cal with lo­cal fash­ion, food and arts on show,” she said.

Syn­ergy’s Shine a Light cam­paign, which is part of this year’s event with a Christ­mas lights trail, sup­ports Life­line and rais­ing aware­ness of West Aus­tralians in cri­sis over the fes­tive sea­son.

The 2017 Light Up Leed­erville Car­ni­val is on De­cem­ber 3 from noon to 9pm.

Dy­lan Mc­Cabe Horne (res­i­dent), Jimmy Mur­phy (Leed­erville Car­ni­val di­rec­tor) and Olivia Knowles (em­ploy­ment and projects of­fi­cer) are look­ing for­ward to the Light Up Leed­erville Car­ni­val launch.

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