PHOTOS: NSRI celebrates 50th anniversary in carnival style

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eHowzit reporter

THE National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday in Shelly Beach. The NSRI hosted a carnival with much entertainment and artists that kept the crowd dancing.

It was an incredible day and amazing support from the local community. “Too many to mention but thank you! Great to have all our flanking stations come and support us! Thank you! It couldn’t have been better!”

There were lots of prizes for the lucky draws which were sponsored by the community. The stands included one by the Rotary Ann’s (selling pancakes) Caltex and Fresh Stop handing out water and toys, Ocean Marine, the Sharks Board, boerewors rolls and candy floss and popcorn being sold. We sold over 200 raffle tickets and gave out amazing prizes. Sea Rescue Shelly Beach was started in 1985 and the Base was built in 1989.

Station 20 Shelly Beach pulled out all the stops to host their community during the Open Day. Barry Payn, nephew of founding member Johan Payn, thanked everyone involved with the NSRI for their outstanding work.

NSRI diver Val Gibson said he enjoys being part of the team as the organisation celebrates half a centenary.

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