Freo’s big night

LAST year there was dancing in the street…what will this year hold?

High Street will be filled with 800 diners on November 30 for the Fremantle Long Table Dinner.

The dinner is the brainchild of the National Hotel’s Karl Bullers and the Fremantle Business Improvement District, who wanted to create a special event in support of St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.

St Pat’s is Freo’s leading support organisation for homeless and vulnerable people in the greater Fremantle area.

The street will be closed to traffic all evening and there will be circus acts, fire-eaters, live music and even a visit from Santa!

A very, very long table will stretch down High Street with diners treated to a festive three-course meal with wine and beer included.

“The atmosphere last year was really incredible,” said Bullers.

“This year we’ve really ramped things up with more entertainment, more music and a fantastic sound system.  It’s going to be a very special evening.”

With tickets selling out in hours, there’s already talk that next year might see the event extended beneath the Roundhouse onto the beach.

“I don’t know about that,” laughed Bullers.

“But we were really thrilled with the support from the community. We sold 500 tickets in under five hours!”

An online auction, a raffle and a live auction will round off the evening.  “Everyone can participate in the online auction, even if they don’t have a ticket,” said Bullers.

“There are incredible prizes up for grabs and all proceeds go directly to St Pat’s.”

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