Party time

Socials from 2017 Garden Party

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Perera

A cast of colour­ful char­ac­ters de­scended on Port Wal­cott re­cently for the 2017 Apex Kar­ratha Garden Party, help­ing to raise about $25,000 to go back into the com­mu­nity.

Some 450 peo­ple at­tended this year’s ex­clu­sive char­ity event on Satur­day, August 19, at a se­cret lo­ca­tion which turned out to be Port Wal­cott.

From Mario Kart to the cast of Game of Thrones to a set of syn­chro­nised swim­mers, there was a huge ar­ray of cos­tumes on dis­play as peo­ple let their imag­i­na­tions run wild for a fun day out.

Guests were served canapes made by a lo­cal chef and Kar­ratha band Mis­guided played, even get­ting into the spirit of the party by dress­ing in checked suits.

The open theme dress-up party has been run­ning for more than 20 years and is the ma­jor an­nual fundraiser for the lo­cal not-for­profit club Apex.

This year it is ex­pected to have raised about $25,000 for the group.

Apex Kar­ratha pres­i­dent Aaron Reid said the event had re­ceived a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back and been an “out­stand­ing suc­cess”.

He put its suc­cess down to public aware­ness that all funds went to­wards the club’s com­mu­nity ser­vice work, from send­ing sports teams to State or na­tional events to buy­ing books for schools.

“I think ev­ery­one gets be­hind it be­cause we’re a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion,” he said.

“All our prof­its from it go straight back into the com­mu­nity.”

Apex is open to all 18-45 yearolds in the com­mu­nity and meets every sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day at 7pm at the Kar­ratha RSL Club.

Pic­tures: Apex Kar­ratha

The char­ac­ters of Mario Kart make an ap­pear­ance at the Apex Kar­ratha Garden Party.

A trop­i­cana-themed group at the Garden Party.

Karis Jenna and Clint Franklin.

An­gela Black­wood, Lewis Black­wood, Tony Coelho and Mar­cia Coelho.

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