Mandurah: Call for volunteers for Crab Fest

Gorgeous food is a highlight of the Mandurah Crab Fest.
Gorgeous food is a highlight of the Mandurah Crab Fest.

THE 21st Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is less than eight weeks away and the City of Mandurah needs help.

Crab Fest is the largest free community event in WA, attracting more than 120,000 locals and visitors to Mandurah.

Every year, around 120 people help make the weekend a success.

This year Crab Fest is on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17.

City of Mandurah deputy Mayor Caroline Knight said volunteers do an outstanding job and the City is grateful for the support.

“Volunteers are the unsung heroes and help with a variety of jobs before, during and after the event,’’ she said.

“For an event the size of Crab Fest to run smoothly is a massive team effort involving City staff, volunteers and local businesses.’’

Mandurah man John Pszcola has been volunteering at Crab Fest for 10 years.

“Volunteering is giving for the common good of the local community,’’ he said.

“Playing a small part helping the team at the City of Mandurah is rewarding and a way of thanking them for being a great place to live.

“It’s also a great way to meet people and I encourage the community to participate.

“One of my favourite memories is being part of a flash dance about three years ago.”

Crab Fest features fresh food, cooking demonstrations, live music, performances, children’s entertainment, celebrities, competitions and plenty of the blue manna crab.

For more information visit www.crabfest.com.au.