Fam­i­lies have a blast at pic­nics

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Rio Tinto held its an­nual pic­nic days in Tom Price and Parabur­doo last month, giv­ing res­i­dents a day out of fam­ily fun and en­ter­tain­ment.

This year, pun­ters en­joyed per­for­mances from chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ers Ben and Holly, SPLAT com­edy troupe, a Queen trib­ute band and lo­cal rock­ers Para­pher­na­lia.

There were also a silent disco for peo­ple to dance the night away and a fire­works dis­play.

Rio Tinto gen­eral man­ager Tom Price and Maran­doo Greg Ba­con said he was im­pressed with his first pic­nic day, par­tic­u­larly the vol­un­teers who brought it all to­gether.

“It’s hard to go past the spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play as the high­light; how­ever, the event is more im­pres­sive when you un­der­stand how it comes to­gether,” he said.

“I would par­tic­u­larly like to thank the Name­less Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee and all the com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses that ded­i­cated their time to make it a great event for both towns.

“It’s a great feel­ing re­turn­ing to work from a week­end where peo­ple feel re-en­er­gised be­cause they have been able to en­joy time with their fam­i­lies, col­leagues and friends over good food and en­ter­tain­ment.”

Pic­tures: LE's Pho­tog­ra­phy

Fire works at the Rio Tinto pic­nic in Tom Price. Pun­ters en­joy fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment in Parabur­doo.

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