Valentine’s dinner for Mayor and wife
CLAREMONT Mayor Jock Barker and his wife of 47 years – 48 this year but who’s counting – Janet Barker will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a dinner at Gargano Ristorante Pizzeria this year.
Mr Barker said they always celebrated Valentine’s Day, usually with a dinner together, because they’d been together for 53 years. “We married relatively young,” he said. The couple married at St Mary’s Anglican Church, West Perth on May 13, 1967.
There will be a pop-up Love Garden at the southern end of Bay View Terrace until Valentine’s Day.
Atlas Pearls and other businesses, including Monde Design Store, Claremont Tableware, Claremont Newsagency, Flight Centre, Bellissimo Restaurant, Chateau de sablo, Perlu and The Claremont Hotel, will have ‘love bird’ branding in their shop windows.
People can write down the location of the birds and place it in a Wishing Well outside Atlas Pearls to win an 18-carat rose gold pearl pendant valued at $500, until February 15.
Claremont Mayor Jock Barker with his wife Janet.