Spree has town excited

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Ronald and Tatonga Mutepfa.
Camera IconRonald and Tatonga Mutepfa. Credit: Pictures: Alexander Scott, Alexander Scott

Bustling crowds were treated to a weekend of rides, fireworks, live music and entertainment at this year’s Spinifex Spree at Port Hedland Turf Club.

There were more than 80 stalls at the Town of Port Hedland’s version of the Perth Royal Show, treating patrons to food, handmade items, clothes and jewellery.

Kayla and Nyah Jackson.
Camera IconKayla and Nyah Jackson. Credit: Alexander Scott
Nokuthula Magwenzi, Stephen Magwenzi, Boitshepo Magwenzi, and Daniel Zigode.
Camera IconNokuthula Magwenzi, Stephen Magwenzi, Boitshepo Magwenzi, and Daniel Zigode. Credit: Alexander Scott

The all-important sideshow alley was a hit for all ages, with bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, the Gravitron and Zip Line proving to be popular with everyone.

Chelsea and Connor McGarry.
Camera IconChelsea and Connor McGarry. Credit: Alexander Scott

In his opening speech, Town of Port Hedland Commissioner Fred Riebeling said the festival had been running for 51 years and was a staple of the Town’s social calendar.

“The Spinifex Spree is the biggest event that council puts on in Port Hedland each year,” he said.

“This event is eagerly awaited by the population with children, of course, being the most excited, this family-focused festival has something for everyone.”

Wily and Junior Ndada.
Camera IconWily and Junior Ndada. Credit: Alexander Scott
Jordan Gorrie, Krista Wangemann and Selena Gorrie.
Camera IconJordan Gorrie, Krista Wangemann and Selena Gorrie. Credit: Alexander Scott

Saturday’s festivities culminated with The X Factor winner Reece Mastin rocking the crowd with a voice reminiscent of Jimmy Barnes.

Headliner Reece Mastin rocked the crowd.
Camera IconHeadliner Reece Mastin rocked the crowd. Credit: Alexander Scott
Headliner Reece Mastin rocked the crowd.
Camera IconHeadliner Reece Mastin rocked the crowd. Credit: Alexander Scott

A spectacular fireworks display closed the evening.

Mathew, Alexia, Annabelle and Jett Hedanek.
Camera IconMathew, Alexia, Annabelle and Jett Hedanek. Credit: Alexander Scott
Stephen Dawson and Jesse Pawloff.
Camera IconStephen Dawson and Jesse Pawloff. Credit: Alexander Scott
Local member Kevin Michel with Len Healey.
Camera IconLocal member Kevin Michel with Len Healey. Credit: Alexander Scott

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