Res­i­dents cel­e­brate big race

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

As Al­mandin crossed the fin­ished line last Tues­day, pubs, TABs, bars and restau­rants all over Kar­ratha were packed with pun­ters cel­e­brat­ing the Mel­bourne Cup.

Onyx events hosted a lunch at the Leisure­plex in con­junc­tion with Apex Kar­ratha.

More than 100 peo­ple were treated to a buf­fet lunch, drinks, sweep­stakes and live en­ter­tain­ment and raised more than $400 for Apex Kar­ratha, which works to aid and sup­port com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and mem­bers in need. Ibis Styles had a booked-out deluxe buf­fet lunch with 80 guests.

There was an im­pres­sive spread of food as well as a raf­fle, sweep­stakes and prizes for best dressed.

Ibis Styles Kar­ratha food and bev­er­age man­ager Ash­leigh Shone hailed the lun­cheon as a suc­cess and said ev­ery­one looked like they had a great time.

“We most def­i­nitely will be hold­ing an­other lun­cheon next year,” she said.

“It’s al­ways been a great day at the ibis.”

It was a more ca­sual but busy af­fair at the Tam­brey Tav­ern with the TAB ma­chines get­ting a good work­out.

There were few fas­ci­na­tors in sight but the crowd of about 200 were in high spir­its as they watched the Cup.

Ex­mouth’s Idaho Bou­tique set up a VIP mar­quee at the Pot­shot Ho­tel, where al­most 40 peo­ple were treated to sparkling wine and fin­ger food.

Bou­tique owner Janet Nor­riss said the event was good fun and the weather was suit­ably warm, but not too hot.

There was a Fash­ions on the Field com­pe­ti­tion for those who dressed up, with Vic­to­ria St­intes the win­ner.

In­side, about 200 peo­ple en­joyed the Pot­shot Ho­tel’s lun­cheon.

Pot­shot Ho­tel restau­rant gen­eral man­ager Tai Paul said it was a great event and ev­ery­thing went smoothly.

More than 120 Tom Price lo­cals flocked to the Moun­tain View Sport­ing Club to watch the race last Tues­day.

Moun­tain View Sport­ing Club op­er­a­tions man­ager Re­becca Hau said it was a suc­cess­ful day and a change of pace from last year, when only 30 or 40 peo­ple came down to cel­e­brate.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Leah Black, Venne Kur­lowski, Amanda Ewin, Marie Water­storn, Joanne Water­storm Muller and Kate Lyon at the ibis Styles buf­fet lunch.

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