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'Rise and Recover' at with Radio Margaret River on Saturday

Join in the celebrations this Saturday December 5 at the Margaret River Community Centre, hosted by Radio Margaret River. Photo: Supplied
Join in the celebrations this Saturday December 5 at the Margaret River Community Centre, hosted by Radio Margaret River. Photo: Supplied

Local radio station Radio Margaret River (RMR) and the Margaret River Community Centre (MRCC) have joined forces to throw a free all ages event celebrating the community after a challenging year.

'Rise and Recover' will be held at the Margaret River Community Centre this Saturday December 5.

The event will commemorate 30 years of the MRCC at the old hospital and the launch of RMR, the region's first community internet radio station, which is located at the Community Centre.

The fun-filled afternoon has been made possible by a Regional Arts Resilience grant from Regional Arts WA, supported by the State Governments Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.

"It's been such a tough year and we as a community have shown how strong and supportive we can be," said Station Manager Pip Mattiske.

"It's time to celebrate our tremendous community spirit and show our support and gratitude for the organisations that have helped those struggling to pull through it."

The event will start at 1:00pm with a special presentation of Bill Bunbury's radio documentary "A Place of the Heart" which tells the story of how the old hospital was saved for use by the community.

This will be followed by a free afternoon tea and then live music from 2:30pm with Spiff and Fifi, the Mitch Baker Duo, Mike Goodwin and DjERIK will close the show with a set of tunes to get everyone dancing.

"There's lots planned to keep kids entertained, Discover Deadly will be there, members of the Karridale Circus, Undalup Association will have craft activities, face painting, icecreams, giveaways and raffles."

Margaret River Community Centre Manager Lydell Huntly urged locals to come along.

"The soupie will be selling their famous vegan curries, there's a cake stall and sausage sizzle, so come and support the people that support you," she said.

"They're the heart and soul of this community."

Bookings are essential for the Special Presentation of the radio documentary via bookings@mrcc.com.au

The documentary will also be available to listen to via the Podcast page on the RMR website, www.radiomargaretriver.com.au