Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates com­mu­nity

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Bul­garra Oval is set to come alive with hun­dreds of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep the whole fam­ily en­ter­tained at the 44th an­nual FeNaClNG Fes­ti­val.

The Kar­ratha Dampier Lions Club event is from Fri­day, July 29, to Sun­day, July 31.

Club pres­i­dent Wayne Dono­hoe said there would be plenty of fun ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment for peo­ple of all ages.

“It’s the best event of the year and that’s what we get told all the time be­cause it doesn’t mat­ter whether you’re two or 80, you can still go to it — you can still find some­thing there for you,” he said.

“It brings the com­mu­nity to­gether.”

In store for fes­ti­val-go­ers this year are two nights of live mu­sic; X-Fac­tor fi­nal­ist Big T head­lines on Sat­ur­day night and INXS and Divinyls trib­ute bands take to the stage on Sun­day.

There will also be a line-up of lo­cal tal­ent on dis­play.

“It show­cases lo­cal tal­ent be­cause other than the two big bands on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day night, all of the oth­ers are lo­cal in schools or groups in some de­scrip­tion,” Mr Dono­hoe said.

Chan­nel 7’s Doopa Dog will be rov­ing the grounds meet­ing and greet­ing all his lit­tle fans.

Celebrity chef Anna Phillips will be host­ing a se­ries of cook­ing demon­stra­tions on the Sat­ur­day and Sun­day from her FeNaClNG kitchen ta­ble.

Mr Dono­hoe said this year’s float pa­rade was set to be big­ger and bet­ter.

The fes­ti­val favourites, in­clud­ing food stalls, car­ni­val rides and games and show­bags are also in store.

All funds raised from the FeNaClNG Fes­ti­val go to the Lions Club, who put the money back into the com­mu­nity.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Kar­ratha Dampier Lions Club FeNaClNG Fes­ti­val Face­book page or pick up a copy of next week’s Pil­bara News for the of­fi­cial pro­gram.

Pic­ture: Kim Davies

Brad Hogg with Doopa Dog at the 2015 fes­ti­val.

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