27 May 2024

Kindy fundraiser rocks as Weipa takes to the dancefloor

| Lyndon Keane
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Mia Waite, Penny Johnson, Jemma Collins and Caitlyn Moore embrace their inner Wiggles at Wine by the Sea on Saturday night. Photo: Happy Moments Photography.

From Kurt and Courtney to Prince and the Wiggles, no musical era was forgotten when the Weipa community frocked up to rock out at 2024 Wine by the Sea (WBTS) fundraiser on 25 May.

Almost 300 people dressed up and descended on Kumrumja Park for the annual C&K Kindy fundraiser, with the Music Through the Eras theme clearly embraced by those putting their best foot forward.

The fun-filled event has been a must-do for Weipa residents each year, and Weipa Community Kindergarten vice-president Caitlyn Moore said, while figures were still being finalised, it looked like it would be another successful fundraiser.

“At this stage, it is looking to be quite a successful event, and we’re just so grateful for all the support,” she said.

“As expected, we had all ticketholders attend and with the extra bodies of volunteers and workers for the night.”

Ms Moore said the theme had kept attendees on their feet most of the night as many tried to find the dance steps from the music hits of their youth.

There wasn’t a spare spot on the dancefloor as attendees fundraisers with their feet to the theme of Music Through the Eras at the 2024 Wine by the Sea. Photo: Happy Moments Photography.

“It was a really fun vibe,” she said.

“The dancefloor was busy from very early on, and everyone seemed to be pumped to be there; the theme was a big hit, too.

“We’re really happy with how our vision came to life, and we’ve had some great feedback.”

Most of the event’s raffle winners were able to celebrate their good fortune through being in attendance on the night, and Ms Moore praised everyone involved in bringing the committee’s vision to a loud, vibrant celebration of Weipa’s kindy community.

“It’s heartwarming and rewarding to see and hear how much everyone loves WBTS,” she said.

“It’s a big event for a small group of organisers to pull off, but when it all comes together on the night and everyone is having such a good time, it makes it all worth it.

“Raising funds for our kindy is the cherry on top.”

No detail was forgotten for C&K Kindy’s biggest fundraiser of the year at Weipa’s Kumrumja Park at the weekend. Photo: Happy Moments Photography.

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