GALLERY: Garden Party 2017
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-for-profit 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 year-olds in the community and meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7pm at the Karratha RSL Club.
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