Picnic in the park at Dongara

Tamra CarrMidwest Times
Alicia Roche, Jaimey Watkins, Neil Broad, Tracey Edwards, Nakita Prunster with their picnic blankets out at the 2017 Picnic in the Park.
Camera IconAlicia Roche, Jaimey Watkins, Neil Broad, Tracey Edwards, Nakita Prunster with their picnic blankets out at the 2017 Picnic in the Park. Credit: Shire of Irwin

Irwin Shire will this Sunday host a Picnic in the Park for the second year running, with hopes locals will spend a chunk of the March long weekend breaking bread with their neighbours.

The free event will have upbeat entertainment from Perth band Three to One, who have been booked by the Shire to sing a string of covers.

People can bring their picnic blankets and ham sandwiches to Town Park or buy from local food vendors.

Irwin Shire Community Officer Shannan Taylor said events like these helped Dongara and Port Denison become a safer place to live.

“It is an opportunity to come together and cultivate our small town atmosphere, a time to appreciate the beautiful weather, local park and facilities and to celebrate a long weekend,” she said.

“Bringing a community together for events such as this helps to create new links between community members outside of our usual day to day interactions.

“This connectedness results in a friendlier and safer place to live.”

Entertainment will start at 4.30pm.

About 200 people attended the inaugural event last year.

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