A BLAST FROM PAST

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - Alexia Austin [email protected]­ern­starnews.com

WHAT do flu­oro tights, Abba’s great­est hits and perms all have in com­mon?

They were all hits in the 1980s, of course.

The En­deav­our Foun­da­tion hosted its first to­tally 1980s party at the cul­tural cen­tre at the week­end, with guests in­vited to bring out their weird and won­der­ful out­fits for the oc­ca­sion.

There was no lack of bright colours, as more than 80 peo­ple filled the cen­tre to rock out, 1980s style.

There were prizes for the best out­fit on the night, with the Cooks’ flam­boy­ant dress­ing style and Sam Cor­nelius’s ET cos­tume hit­ting the right notes.

Many male at­ten­dees opted for elec­tric coloured mo­hawks and bushy mul­lets, while the ladies sparkled in se­quins, bows and tulle.

Some guests took direct in­spi­ra­tion from 1980s pop stars, with Cyndi Lau­pers and Abba look-a-likes min­gling in the crowd.

Event or­gan­iser Juanita Jensen was thrilled with the turn-out.

“I’m very happy with the turn-ou, and peo­ple have gone over and above with their out­fits– there was even an ET,” she said.

“Mandy, from Amanda’s Choice, has been a mas­sive help –she made the playlist and helped with the dec­o­ra­tions.

“My hus­band and I are head­ing off on the En­deav­our Rally on June 15. We’re get­ting ex­cited now.

“We’re hop­ing to raise more money for the foun­da­tion while on the road.”

PHOTO: ALEXIA AUSTIN

AC­CEPT­ABLE IN THE 1980s: Ta­mara McCoy, Amanda Grad­well, Sam Cor­nelius and Kayla Dunne dance up a storm to the 1980s clas­sics. More pho­tos on page 10.

Mia Otto, So­phie Aisthorpe, Court­ney Aisthorpe, Emily Aisthorpe, Lilly Kirk­bride and Nikita Otto.

Christina Black­man, Michelle Filan, Shenen Ogilvie, El­izah Swan, Tanya Nel and Sue Badgery.

Cathy and Pat Cook.

Amanda Grad­well and Ta­mara McCoy.

Juanita Jensen and Mandy Wat­son.

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