It’s a real talent show at auction
Grey Lynn has always been well known for its talented residents.
Now others can experience these talents first-hand and support their local school as well.
Grey Lynn Primary School is hosting an Auction of Talents next Tuesday.
Services and products on offer include a walk-on part on Outrageous Fortune, handwritten lyrics from local band OpShop, a year’s supply of marmalade and a trip on a tug boat in the Waitemata Harbour.
Organiser and Friends of Grey Lynn School chairwoman Anne Ingham says the auction will showcase what Grey Lynn has to offer.
“It’s a great way of using our community’s skills and it’s very Grey Lynn,” she says.
“The items being auctioned really show a good representation of the diversity in the community.”
The auction will be held from 6.30pm at the Grey Lynn library.
Other items up for grabs include a self portrait signed by musician Hollie Smith and talents donated by parents such as a tree house to be designed and built.
School band the 4-ling Berries will perform and food and wine will be provided.
Proceeds will be used to update the school’s computers and technology.
“The great thing about an auction of talents is that everybody has something to offer,” says Mrs Ingham.
“The main rule is that it shouldn’t cost them anything – we have everything from big ticket items to smaller, but also very useful talents like lawn mowing, painting and babysitting.”
Admission to the auction is free. For more information and a full list of items on auction, visit www.greylynn. school.nz.
Talented bunch: Grey Lynn primary pupils clockwise from back left: Mia Dobson, Samuel Slade, Molly Carden and Sofia Coley display a handmade quilt, one of the items up for grabs at the school’s talent auction.