Gatsby glam­our for hospice

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

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.

Photo: CHE BAKER 628551330

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.

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