Town and coun­try to square off

Pro­ceeds to help in­jured child

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By CHE BAKER

It will be game on tomorrow as the an­nual Hawea Town ver­sus Coun­try Chal­lenge takes place in Lake Hawea. Event or­gan­iser Colleen Carr said the event, in its ninth year, will see about 350 peo­ple tak­ing part in a se­ries of com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing vol­ley­ball, pe­tanque, golf, bowls, cricket, ul­ti­mate fris­bee and net­ball. Last year the coun­try side, those who live in the catch­ment of Hawea Flat School, Johns Creek, Maun­gaw­era Val­ley and Dublin Bay and wear red, won the com­pe­ti­tion. How­ever, town, those who live in the Lake Hawea town­ship and don blue, were lead­ing the points board 5 to 3. Mrs Carr said ev­ery year funds raised from the event went to Hawea Flat School. How­ever, this year the school has asked for the pro­ceeds to go to the Crotty fam­ily af­ter an eight-year-old fam­ily mem­ber and school pupil suf­fered head in­juries in a bouncy cas­tle ac­ci­dent in Pisa Moor­ing on Jan­uary 23. It will kick off tonight with a quiz night at the Lake Hawea Ho­tel but the main events would take place tomorrow, with a full day of ac­tiv­i­ties.

Head to head: The an­nual Hawea Town ver­sus Coun­try Chal­lenge, which at­tracts 350 peo­ple, will take place in Lake Hawea tomorrow with coun­try try­ing to back up their win from last year. Coun­try vol­ley­ball cap­tain Melissa John­ston and Town vol­ley­ball cap­tain Kelly MacKen­zie shared some pre-match ban­ter ear­lier this week.

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