Street party bonds community

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Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association committee member Trish Flower, Hannay Lane Enhancement Group member Noel Smith and Dunsborough Historical Society convener Leanne Bowen at Hannay Lane.
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After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Hannay Lane Street Party is back and ready to revitalise a hidden space in Dunsborough.

Organised by the Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association and the Hannay Lane Enhancement Group, the event aims to bring attention to the back lane in the town.

DDPA committee member Trish Flower said the event formed a part in revitalising Hannay Lane and engaging the community with the space, which could often be overlooked.

As part of the event, the recently re-formed Dunsborough Historical Society will be putting together a display about the family — whose name is, in fact, spelled Hanney — associated with the lane, who were some of the first bakers in the town.

Historical society convener Leanne Bowen said the display would include the story and history behind baking and the well-known bakeries in the town, and would include photographs.

“It is all about the community getting together and realising what our past is and what the present holds,” she said.

The event will include live music by Brayden Sibbald and DJ Mutchy and kids face painting, as well as food vans and a pop-up bar.

Ms Flower said the community response to the event last year was positive and encouraged community engagement.

“Last year everybody really embraced the notion of coming together at the beginning of summer; the event is a celebration of community,” she said. “The flow-on effect for local businesses was also great and it really helped to enliven the town centre.”

The Hannay Lane Street Party will be held next Friday, November 10, 5.30pm-8.30pm in Dunsborough.

Anyone who is able to store the couches and blackboards after the event in anticipation of another event next year is asked to contact Ms Flower on 0428 229 445.

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