Location: Decatur Island, WA
Venue: Home of John and Kelly Swapp
Venue Telephone: (360) 375-6094
Directions to the party:
The Swapps have a two-story house close to the shore at Decatur Beach. Go south on the Shipyard Road, through the gate just before the first house on the left, and drive 150 yards to the turn-off where you will see a metal sign with the Swapp’s name on it. Follow the road about 200 yards to the house. There will be signs to guide you.
Starting time of the event: 7:00 pm
Contact e-mail for the organizers: burbidge[at)centurytel[ dot }net
Age Restrictions? No
Decatur is a small private island with about 60 full-time residents and a number of part-timers. It is accessible by water taxi (from Anacortes), boat and plane. The only public access is the County Ramp at Davis Bay. Decatur Shores Community Association operates a dock and an airfield but permission is required to use these facilities. If coming by your own boat, you need to anchor away from the dock. For more details, contact John Burbidge at (360) 375-6244 or (360) 202-5747.
Given the time of the event, if you are coming from outside the island, we would need to arrange overnight accommodation for you.
We have been holding AFL Grand Final parties on Decatur for a number of years. They started small and have become a staple of the island social calendar. They have also grown from being a purely footy affair to a celebration of Australiana, with lots of Aussie treats. This year, we are featuring an authentic meat pie dinner, plus lamingtons, from the Australian Meat Pie Company in Seattle. There will be a $5 charge for the meal. Please RSVP so we know how many pies to order. Guests are asked to bring beverages, preferably with “Made in Australia” on the label and to come in the colors of their chosen team. A betting pool (pick the winning team and points margin for a $5 bet) and door prizes will add to the festivities.
Article last changed on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:43 AM EDT