Bar­gains in the boot, per­haps

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By CHE BAKER

The an­tiques are be­ing dusted and the sil­ver­ware pol­ished as Ran­furly pre­pares for its big­gest week­end of the year – the 2013 Ran­furly Art Deco Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee vicechair­woman Amie Pont said those on the hunt for col­lectable items this year would be able to shop at a ‘‘pop-up’’ an­tique store which would be open the week of the fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val will start on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, with the Art Deco Cabaret and Deco Dance, an evening of danc­ing, food, wine and en­ter­tain­ment. A street party will be held on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 23, and will in­clude live en­ter­tain­ment, street per­for­mances, a fash­ion pa­rade, clas­sic car dis­plays, games of the era, mar­ket stalls and much more. A spe­cial art deco-themed church ser­vice will be held on Sun­day morn­ing at the Ran­furly Rail­way Sta­tion Green. The fes­ti­val, in its 13th year, is an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to rem­i­nisce about the era. ‘‘When peo­ple come to Ran­furly they rem­i­nisce about their par­ents and grand­par­ents, and the mem­o­ries they have of the era,’’ Mrs Pont said. Event co-or­di­na­tor Martin McPher­son said a car boot sale had been added to this year’s fes­ti­val pro­gramme. Peo­ple will have the op­por­tu­nity, free of charge, to sell and dis­play retro items, an­tiques and col­lectibles from their car boots.

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