‘Spectacular show’: Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival a success

2011-07-12 00:00

The main event — deep sea fishing — was nearly scuppered due to unseasonal rains, gales and high seas, but ski-boat skippers, made of stern stuff, headed behind the breakers at every opportunity.

Brauteseth said the big-name entertainers such as Barry Hilton and Elvis Blue were a big attraction and never disappointed their audiences.

“We had a spectacular show.”

Brauteseth said the takings from the festival will go to the Lions’ community projects.

Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club spokesperson and festival co-ordinator Jackie Pratt said the festival is getting bigger every year. She added that

Wednesday’s Miss Hibiscus Coast crowning was a drawcard for the day, while the Lion’s corporate function on Friday sold about 85 tables with eight people per table.

“We haven’t changed much except that the Lions were in charge of entertainment. Other than that the festival is the same, but with growing numbers of people. The flea market was abuzz, with children having their faces painted … while adults went through art and craft stalls,” said Pratt.

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