Families lap up showcase

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Bay (9) and Sam Sholl
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Families packed the Dampier foreshore on Sunday for the Karratha Bikers Association’s eighth annual Father’s Day Car and Bike Show.

About 3000 people walked through the gates to check out a showcase of the region’s best bikes and cars, and to enjoy a day of food, markets, and live music by Living the Dream.

Association vice-president Neil Tollison said money raised from the day would go to help disadvantaged schoolchildren.

He said the money would be used to buy stationery including pens, and books for the nine primary schools in Karratha. “We heard that some of the teachers were providing school stationery out of their pocket, and we thought this was an area we could help the teachers and the children,” he said.

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Mr Tollison said the event had something for everyone.

“We hold it on Father’s Day — dads can come down, kids can jump on slides, and mums can look at the markets and sit down and watch the band,” he said.

“There’s been good community support, which we are happy about. “

Mr Tollison said it was the second year the band Living the Dream had played at the event.

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