Jetty Crew launches a festival of Easter fun

Busselton Dunsborough Times

The first ever Busselton Jetty Crew will host its first ever event this weekend, with the inaugural Twilight Jetty Fest taking place Saturday from 6pm.

Just six months into the newly initiated program, designed for 16-21-year-olds, the young crew has co-ordinated a major Easter affair, with live music by Laine Wolfe and Kiki & Co, market stalls, food and drink bar, live art show, face painting, an Easter egg-decorating station, virtual reality experiences and raffles.

Attendees will also get to meet interesting characters including Pirate Pete, Busselton’s own mermaids and, of course, the Easter Bunny.

Crew member Bianca Smith told the Times money raised would go towards jetty rehabilitation projects while fellow crew member James Castle said Easter was the ideal time to host an event.

“There are a lot of people from Perth around,” James said.

“It’s a good way to showcase the region.”

The train will be travelling the length of the jetty on the hour from 6-9pm.

Entry is a gold coin donation, with all funds raised going to the Busselton Jetty Environment Fund, which helps projects like the Jjtty pile rehabilitation.

Jetty Community Development co-ordinator Jessica Garcia-Zoiti said event management was just one component of the 12-month Jetty Crew program, which will also provide formal leadership training, mentoring, project management and dive qualifications.

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