Pizza Fiesta Thank-you’s

by Belinda Keenan on 20 November, 2013

Dear South Fremantle Precinct Members

To everyone who helped make the Pizza Fiesta a success, thank you! The messages of thanks I’ve received have been generous but have made me somewhat uncomfortable because clearly I had a lot of help (although that tree of neighbourliness was all me!!).

So here goes… With all my heart thank you….

To Daragh (Wild Bakery) for offering to make gourmet pizza for 100, then 200 then 400 people without batting an eyelid, and for having to slave away till the wee hours of the night to get his real work done because he made pizza for us for four hours. THANKYOU!! It was typical of Wild Bakery, delicious and beautiful;

To Rob (Peaches Fresh) for providing the produce with the brush of his hand and a simple ‘done’;

To European Foods for the cheese (without which pizza just ain’t pizza);

To Ray (South Freo Physio) and Carlene for putting together an amazing obstacle course which rarely had fewer than seven kids lined up to tear around wildly testing their speed and agility;

To Merome and Peter (South Freo Physio) and Beaconsfield Primary parents for running a healthy, tasty, homemade snack bar with possibly the best homemade lemonade I’ve tasted;

To Sharni our MC for that and for all she does and has done for South Fremantle, and for being the quintessential South Freo-ite;

To Paul for seamlessly melding together kids, animals and professional musicians (what could possibly go wrong??) I owe you a Wild Bakery salt caramel slice;

To the musicians and performers who gave their time and talent to entertain us. Nothing transforms a place the way music does;

To Alessandra and Olivia for making the basketball court mural personal, reflective of our community and beautiful, and to the many young people who worked with you create it (toilet block next year??);

To Taylor (South Fremantle Chiropractic) for being the first hand in the air to offer help, and for making our littlest locals feel welcome;

To Allison (Atomic Babies) for keeping little hands busy;

To Kate (Early Work) for our bright bubbly flyer, which suddenly made the event look tantalisingly (and terrifyingly) real;

To Phil for scaling trees in the dark to make sure Parmelia Park was decorated and ready to party;

To Craig, Louis, Jim, Bryan, Ray and Phil for lugging tables, chairs, display boards and 40 enormous pizzas at speed;

To Rose for pinning and posting;

To Jamie for taking the verge competition to a whole new level;

To Rachel for posting up flyers and gathering prizes;

To Jon for starting the ball rolling on building a vision for South Terrace;

To Therese, Ruth, Katie and Cathy for enough enthusiasm to power all of South Fremantle;

To Roz for a gorgeous wishing well made out of a Peaches box (and here I am just carrying veggies in them);

To Phil for the pegs when we needed them;

To Chrissie for working with schools, getting dozens of people to join the Precinct and for the last minute chalk run;

To David at Valentine’s Camera House Fremantle for printing Jamies’ verge pics for free without second thought;

To Banjurra, Sealanes, Source, Public and Co, Replants, the new owner and manager of the South Fremantle Garden Centre, Di Bella coffee and Zero to Ten for their generous prizes;

To Stenka for the choice of five hats, and your recycling bin just in the nick of time;

To Louis for spending his Sunday morning picking over the park;

To Jemima and Banjo for your wonderful Pets Parade;

To John for the bocce and scooters;

And finally to the Fremantle Council and especially to Alex, Bruna and Christine for their support, encouragement and experience (and for paying for the stage, furniture, mural and printing).

I fear I have missed someone, and if I have please accept my apology! It is not from lack of appreciation!

Thank you everyone who came and had a great time. Let’s do it again next year???

Best wishes

Belinda Keenan
Convenor
South Fremantle Precinct

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