Fifty rea­sons to mark town’s mile­stone

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Ex­mouth school­child­ren have been busy build­ing big floats to pa­rade through Ex­mouth dur­ing the town’s 50-year cel­e­bra­tions in Septem­ber.

Perth artist Paula Hart was in town last week to host float build­ing work­shops ex­plor­ing Ex­mouth’s world her­itage val­ues, de­fence and de­vel­op­ment.

Shire of Ex­mouth chief ex­ec­u­tive Cameron Woods said the stu­dents were us­ing re­cy­cled and do­nated ma­te­ri­als to build their floats in­clud­ing crates, plas­tic lids and bot­tles.

“So much en­ergy and col­lab­o­ra­tion has gone into this project, it’s fan­tas­tic to see it com­ing to­gether and gen­er­at­ing real ex­cite­ment about the com­ing 50-year cel­e­bra­tions,” he said.

“This is going to be a fan­tas­tic event for Ex­mouth and one that the whole com­mu­nity will have the op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved with.

“Ex­mouth has packed a lot into the last 50 years and the fu­ture is full of op­por­tu­nity.”

Mr Woods said the float build­ing was one of many com­mu­nity projects un­der way for the 50 Year cel­e­bra­tions, with the WA Mu­seum also in town gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion and con­duct­ing in­ter­views and work­shops for a Mem­ory Room project.

Pic­ture: Shire of Ex­mouth.

Artist Paula Hart was on hand to guide LahSian Smith, Sam Sim­mons, Em­mer­son Kneale and Ry­der Mo­rawski with their float build­ing project for Ex­mouth’s half-cen­tury birth­day party.

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