Dampier hosts region at biennial fete
Dampier opened its arms to the Pilbara on Saturday with its biennial school fete and an open day at the Dampier Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service.
Sirens sounded sporadically from the fire station, where firefighters showcased their equipment, a crash display, and the 9000 litre-capacity airport fire truck in their annual bid to muster more volunteers.
Adding to the carnival atmosphere was a pie being thrown at the face of Spirit 1260 afternoon presenter Angie Ayers.
Ayers, formerly brimming with confidence, had lost a race on live radio against DVFRS captain Ron Quince to see who could get into a full wardrobe of level-two structural fire gear the quickest.
Ayers was still working on getting on her jacket, gloves, and helmet when Mr Quince blitzed her in a time of 1min. 9sec. to her 1:40.
Mr Quince said hopefully some of the mums and dads who brought their children along would think about joining the unit, and maybe in the future even the children.
The Dampier Primary School fete, held later in the afternoon, was opened by principal Luke Breman, who thanked the fete committee and the parents and citizens association for doing the hard yards to make it a reality.
The school choir started things off by singing the songs Counting Stars by One-Republic, and Riptide by Vance Joy.
The fete tends to attract more than 1000 visitors who enjoy the stalls, competitions, auctions, food, horse rides, and firefighter bubble show.
The Dampier fire fighters train every Wednesday at 5pm.
For more information, contact Mr Quince on 0408 955 135.
The Dampier Primary School choir opened up festivities at the biennial fete.
DVFRS captain Ron Quince and Spirit Radio 1260 presenter Angie Ayers.
Tiny ballerinas and a giant carrot at the Dampier fete.