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Mount Hawthorn Streets and Laneways Festival a hit with Community

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Late afternoon wet weather may have soaked the crowds at the inaugural Mount Hawthorn Streets & Laneway Festival but it wasn't enough to dampen their community spirit with an estimated 35,000 people turning out to the festival. 

The new initiative was led by Mount Hawthorn Hub, partnering with the City of Vincent to take steps towards re-establishing the liveliness of Scarborough Beach Road. 

Hawaiian came on board as the official Community Partner, recognising the desire amongst the local residents for a community initiative they could get behind and make their own. As part of the partnership, Hawaiian integrated both West Coast Eagles and Perth Wildcats with activations along Scarborough Beach Road and sponsoring the Hawaiian Community Stage, which shone the light on a range of local talents.

Families made up a large contingent of the crowds yesterday, with children enjoying the action-packed The Mezz Family Laneway with arts and crafts, story-time, face-painting, music and interactive performers.   

"If we could measure the level of the success in smiles, we achieved 35,000 of them!  It's a testament to the community of Mount Hawthorn," said Natalie Upson, chairperson of the organising group The Hub.  

Hawaiian is proud to have been able to support this initiative and look forward to it becoming part of the community for years to come.

Late afternoon wet weather may have soaked the crowds at the inaugural Mount Hawthorn Streets & Laneway Festival but it wasn't enough to dampen their community spirit with an estimated 35,000 people turning out to the festival. 
The new initiative was led by Mount Hawthorn Hub, partnering with the City of Vincent to take steps towards re-establishing the liveliness of Scarborough Beach Road. 
Hawaiian came on board as the official Community Partner, recognising the desire amongst the local residents for a community initiative they could get behind and make their own. As part of the partnership, Hawaiian integrated both West Coast Eagles and Perth Wildcats with activations along Scarborough Beach Road and sponsoring the Hawaiian Community Stage, which shone the light on a range of local talents.
Families made up a large contingent of the crowds yesterday, with children enjoying the action-packed The Mezz Family Laneway with arts and crafts, story-time, face-painting, music and interactive performers.   
"If we could measure the level of the success in smiles, we achieved 35,000 of them!  It's a testament to the community of Mount Hawthorn," said Natalie Upson, chairperson of the organising group The Hub.  
Hawaiian is proud to have been able to support this initiative and look forward to it becoming part of the community for years to come.