Whyalla’s Australia Day Beach Party 2016
The Whyalla Australia Day Beach Party proudly sponsored by Beyond Bank Australia was held on the foreshore providing the perfect venue for this year’s highly anticipated community event.
Organisers were thrilled to have fine and sunny conditions prevailing, with a cooling slight southerly breeze.
Crowd figures reflected the perfect conditions with foot traffic estimated in excess of 5,000.
The Beyond Bank marquee was utilised by members of Advancing Whyalla distributing hand held Aussie flags, and applying Aussie flag tattoos.
The official ceremony was an important part of the program as the large crowd reflected about the relevance of the Australia Day Awards and acknowledged this year’s award recipients. The ceremony included an Australia Day Mayoral Message, flag-raising and Australia Day award presentations – citizen, young citizen, event, sporting contributor and a number of community service awards.
Awards were presented by Beyond Bank Senior Relationship Advisor Kelly Hyslop to winners of the “Thong Throwing Championship, Dummy Spitting Championship, Best Dressed and the Sand Castle Competition which was strategically held between the Beyond Bank Flags.
Once again a great outcome for local Council Event Coordinator Rebecca Neilson and her team.
The majority of the crowd stayed to witness the Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:00pm and the air was ablaze with Beyond Bank glow sticks.
A marvellous event strongly supported by our local community in an alcohol free environment, well done to all!