A great ‘Hullabaloo’
Saturday 10th November was the Cottesloe ‘Hullabaloo Festival’ in Napoleon Street. The busy street is closed to traffic all day and soon fills up with stalls from nearby businesses. Clowns and stilt walkers entertain, music is broadcast, lots of balloons, there is food and drink and lots to buy.
Cottesloe Coastcare had a small stall in a good central position. Jenita started painting marine creatures on small eager faces at 9am and continued until 3pm! She painted 70 dolphins, whales, sea stars, turtles and our favourite weedy seadragons! We had a donation box and most families were prepared to give the $3 donation to CCA, for Jenita’s lovely work of art.
We also had a potting up table with pots and sterile potting mix, tools and local pig face (Carpobrotus virescens). There was a ‘pot a pig face to take home’ exercise too. Approximately 100 pig face cuttings were potted, mostly by eager children, so we hope to see a sea of lovely pink pig face on local verges and in local gardens soon!
The Grove Library has some large patches of pig face growing beautifully, under irrigation. The library kindly kept the gardener from trimming the plants so that I could take a big load of cuttings for our stall. Many thanks to Lee-Anne at Peppermint Grove Shire and to Head Librarian, Alison.
Premier Colin Barnett (a member of CCA) was happy to accept a potted pig face from Frauke. I think Frauke did the potting up with this particular cutting (photo by Jenita).
It was a lovely day, thanks to everyone involved and particularly to Jenita for her day long enthusiasm and talent. We like to have a presence at these community events but it requires a big commitment from those involved – many thanks indeed.