Footy club hosts 1700 happy campers
Kelly Park turned into a camping ground on Saturday when it welcomed 1700 music-loving fans to pitch their tents for the annual Groovin’ The Moo festival.
The alcohol and drug free zone has been hosting campers for several years and Carey Park Football Club president Wayne Stewart said the club was happy to continue its involvement and help out the Bunbury community.
“After the first GTM the City of Bunbury realised there wasn’t enough accommodation in Bunbury to meet the event demands and so expressions of interest were put out to run the camp site at the club and we were lucky enough to get it,” Mr Stewart said.
Thankful for the 60-plus volunteers who helped monitor Kelly Park, Mr Stewart said the weekend ran as smoothly as they had anticipated.
“Everyone was well behaved and we had no major concerns whatsoever,” he said.
“This year was probably equivalent to last year in terms of numbers – 2017 was definitely the biggest turnout we have had.
“We reached our maximum capacity of 2000 campers that year.”
Following recent news the festival will return to Bunbury for the next five years, Mr Stewart is confident Kelly Park will too continue to be the site for campers.
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