Lantern walk shines light on leukaemia
Maddy, 11, Amy, Evie, 6, and Lexi Strange, 9, were among many families who participated in the annual Leukaemia Foundation lantern walk at Dampier’s Guy Fawkes celebrations last Saturday night.
Thousands of people lined the Dampier foreshore last Saturday night for the annual Guy Fawkes fireworks and Light the Night lantern walk.
Mother nature put on her own light show for the crowd before the fireworks and lantern walk with a spectacular Pilbara sunset and moon rise.
A new format for the muchloved Guy Fawkes celebrations had crowds spreading all the way from Hampton Oval to the Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club.
At the yacht club, crowds enjoyed food vans, twilight tunes and carnival rides.
On the oval, friends and families browsed market stalls and grabbed a bite to eat from local food vans at the Dampier Beachside markets.
There were also amusement rides and face painting to keep the kids entertained.
Wrapped Creations event coordinator David Yakkas said the new format worked well and made for a fun family night.
“I think it was a success based on the feedback we received on the night from people,” he said.
“People enjoyed that there were more family friendly activities.”
Mr Yakkas said he hoped more stallholders would get on board next year after seeing the success on Saturday night.
“The key things the Dampier Community Association were trying to achieve were really about activating that foreshore,” he said.
Maddy, 11, Amy, Evie, 6, and Lexi Strange, 9.
Avalee Wall, 2, enjoys a pony ride with Natasha Biddle and Megan Hunt, 15.
Brendon Till and Kylie Hosie.
Jasmin and Lalita Ashcroft, 12, at the Measured and Treasured stall.
Sasha van der Meulen, of Karma Hands Massage Therapy, and Karen Cukela, of Gnaly Gnaly Essential Oils, at the markets.
Hinna Cassidy and Bec Adamini at their Crystal Ki Bliss and Little Luma candles stall.