Mak­ing an en­trance

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By CHE BAKER

Three of Alexan­dra’s en­trances are soon to re­ceive part of a $35,000 makeover, with steel town signs ex­pected to be in­stalled later this year. Alexan­dra En­trance-way Team project man­ager Karin Bowen said the group was cre­ated to de­sign a town sign which re­flected the area. The fi­nal de­sign was made from rusted sheet steel and rep­re­sented early min­ers in the area and also a ‘‘for­ward-look­ing com­mu­nity’’, she said. The steel signs would be placed on schist rock and would have so­lar-pow­ered light­ing. The signs, ex­pected to cost a to­tal of about $35,000, would be in­stalled this year once fund­ing

Sale and Auc­tion

The Big Becks Auc­tion and Car Boot Sale is in Becks on Sun­day from noon. Car boot sale costs $10 a site and farm equip­ment, house­hold items and sport­ing gear will be on of­fer. Bid­der reg­is­tra­tion opens 12pm. Auc­tion items can be sold on com­mis­sion or do­nated to Becks Hall Com­mit­tee to sell. for the project had been con­firmed and ap­proval to in­stall them had been granted. The signs will be at the Fruit­lands, Gal­loway and Alexan­dra Golf Course en­trances to Alexan­dra. The en­trance-way team has rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Alexan­dra Lions Club, Alexan­dra Ro­tary Club, Alexan­dra and Clyde Busi­ness Group, Pro­mote Alexan­dra, Keep Alexan­dra and Clyde Beau­ti­ful, Cen­tral Otago District Coun­cil and the Vin­cent Com­mu­nity Board. Alexan­dra artist Nigel Wil­son, land­scape de­signer Sue Mort, con­struc­tion con­sul­tant Lloyd Far­ris and civil en­gi­neer Mur­ray Peth­wick had all helped in their spe­cial­ist ar­eas to de­sign the signs.

Photo: CHE BAKER

Wel­come: Alexan­dra En­trance-way Team project man­ager Karin Bowen and com­mit­tee mem­ber Shayne Hitch­cock with a pro­to­type of steel signs which will be placed at three en­trances to the town this year.

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