GALLERY: Community celebrates Margaret River Pro

NAMETAGS and complimentary wine allowed Margaret River business professionals to socialise with ease at the Shire President’s Sundowner on Thursday.

Held at Surfers Point, the event aimed to celebrate the Margaret River Pro and acknowledge all those who have helped make it a success this year.

On behalf of the Augusta Margaret River Shire councillors, Shire president Mike Smart thanked State and Federal Government for its funding, Margaret River Pro organisers including Mark Lane and Tim Thirsk of Surfing WA, and various members of the local community.

Sue and Doug Peters.

Sue and Doug Peters.

Nikki Simmons, Marika Erceg and Melissa Davies.

Nikki Simmons, Marika Erceg and Melissa Davies.

James Davies and Gregg Owens.

James Davies and Gregg Owens.

Kerrie and Neville Veitch with Andrea Lindsay.

Kerrie and Neville Veitch with Andrea Lindsay.

Mike Smart, Boyd Brown and Andrew Malone.

Mike Smart, Boyd Brown and Andrew Malone.

Terri Bettenay, Steph Young and Luke Rogers.

Terri Bettenay, Steph Young and Luke Rogers.

Toni Malone and Jenni Brown.

Toni Malone and Jenni Brown.

Michelle Thorpe, Anita Haywood, Jade and Laura Thorpe.

Michelle Thorpe, Anita Haywood, Jade and Laura Thorpe.

Paul Gravett, Annie Riordan and Megan Smith.

Paul Gravett, Annie Riordan and Megan Smith.

Rob and Karen Gough, Margaret Nielsen and Nick Power.

Rob and Karen Gough, Margaret Nielsen and Nick Power.

Heather Auld with Diane and David Holland.

Heather Auld with Diane and David Holland.

Peter Griffyn and Alistair Wilkie.

Peter Griffyn and Alistair Wilkie.

Paul Gravett, Annie Riordan and Megan Smith.

Paul Gravett, Annie Riordan and Megan Smith.

Complimentary food at the Shire President's Sundowner.

Complimentary food at the Shire President's Sundowner.

Nick Logan and Jim Ross.

Nick Logan and Jim Ross.

Augusta Margaret River Shire Councillors Mike Smart, Lyn Serventy, Neville Veitch and Ian Earl.

Augusta Margaret River Shire Councillors Mike Smart, Lyn Serventy, Neville Veitch and Ian Earl.

Vivienne Clarke and Ryan Jose.

Vivienne Clarke and Ryan Jose.

He commented on the “extraordinary” stretch of international coverage Margaret River was receiving through the Pro, and said the locals also deserved thanks for treating Surfing WA and ASP to their beautiful region.