Gatsby glamour for hospice
The roaring twenties are remembered as a time of Art Deco, flappers, jazz music and social upheaval. Now the decade is being revived as part of the Great Gatsby Dance Party charity fundraiser on Saturday night. The dance, hosted by the Wanaka Rotary Club and Southern Lakes Ceroc, is being held to raise funds for the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust to build a hospice in Wanaka. Club member Deans Hudson said there was a lot of interest and enthusiasm within the community for a hospice. People would be able to come along to the dance and enjoy entertainment from the girl band Lipstick, have a great evening and contribute to the worthwhile cause, he said. As part of the evening a silent auction and auction will be held which will include travel packages to Australia and golfing packages. Event organiser Bernie Kennedy said the idea of the theme for the dance came about after the hype around the release of the movie with the same title. Keen 1920s enthusiasts Sonia and Mark Richter said they were 1920s style ‘‘addicts’’. ‘‘I just love the era. It’s amazing. The guys look dashing,’’ Mrs Richter said. Mr Richter said the decade, like the 1960s, was when many preconceptions about how people should live their lives changed. A total of 200 tickets were being sold to the dance.
Glamour: 1920s enthusiasts Sonia and Mark Richter pose with a restored Duisenberg car, thought to be worth about $7 million, at the Warbirds and Wheels museum. The car featured in the recently released movieThe GreatGatsby, which has been chosen as the theme for a charity dance being held on Saturday by the Wanaka Rotary Club and Southern Lakes Ceroc to raise money to build a hospice in Wanaka.