Rac­ing gives boost to long lunch auc­tion

Southern Telegraph - - News - Gareth McKnight

With ex­cite­ment build­ing ahead of the Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce Long Ta­ble Lunch later this month, the event’s en­ter­tain­ment and auc­tion items are be­ing shored up.

En­ter­ing its fourth year, the cel­e­bra­tion on the sand is pop­u­lar with lo­cal res­i­dents and vis­i­tors who travel to Rock­ing­ham for the day.

The lunch gives those who at­tend the chance to sam­ple the best culi­nary del­i­ca­cies the re­gion has to of­fer, with a mar­quee set up on the beach at the Rock­ing­ham fore­shore. The auc­tion is also a pop­u­lar part of the day, with Pearce Rac­ing getting in­volved again this year to pro­vide shares in a race­horse for the win­ning bid­der or syn­di­cate.

Dan Pearce said both Keeper Keen and half-brother Keeper Mean had been much-cov­eted prizes in the past two years.

“Ob­vi­ously we want to sup­port the cham­ber and lo­cal busi­nesses,” he said.

“It is re­ally im­por­tant to get some ex­po­sure and busi­ness aware­ness for the horse rac­ing in­dus­try within the Rock­ing­ham area also.”

Renowned auc­tion­eer Tiny Hol- ly has been signed up again this year.

Cham­ber ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant Diana White also con­firmed that WA foot­ball great Ross Glendin­ning and for­mer West Coast Ea­gles de­fender Sam But­ler would be in at­ten­dance.

Some Like it Yacht will pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment, with a mix of 70s and 80s pop rock on the playlist, while acous­tic duo Jams and Tash will play in the in­ter­mis­sion.

The Long Ta­ble Lunch will take place on Saturday, March 17.

For more information, visit rkcc.org.au.

Pic­ture: Gareth McKnight

Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant Diana White with trainer Dan Pearce and Keeper Mean.

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