SHORT AND SHARP
Fundraiser for Merino Muster
The Merino Muster and Snow Farm Supporters’ dinner is on June 25 at the Lake Bar from 6pm. Proceeds will go towards programmes to encourage participation in cross country skiing and the Merino Muster race. The fundraiser includes a meal, children’s entertainment and an auction. Children can also dress up as merino sheep and win some great prizes. Tickets are $50 per person or $120 for a family of four. To book call Mary Lee on 021766910 or email her on email@example.com
2015 Festival of Colour rated ‘‘best ever"
Ngai Tahu artist Priscilla Cowie (left) and Festival of Colour volunteer Maxene Cranston put the finishing touches on Cowie’s commissioned art work of swimming eels during Wanaka’s art festival in April. Cowie was one of three visual artists who presented Ahi Ka – Fires of Occupation at the autumn event. The festival organisers hope a modest profit will enable it to commission more works for future festivals. Financial results are not yet available, but a survey reveals the audience thought the sevenday arts festival was ‘‘the best ever’’. More than 10,800 tickets were sold.
Foodbank needs help
Community Networks Wanaka has put together 50 food parcels for needy families in the past three months and has now run out of funds to purchase staple items such as meat, frozen vegetables, butter, milk, eggs, rice, and flour. The organisation is seeking support, through its newsletter, for cash, vouchers or a food donation. Community Networks has a big freezer and can store plenty of frozen meats and veges. Cash or vouchers can be dropped off at the Community Networks office in Brownston St. Welcome items include home baking suitable for children’s lunch boxes, home-grown fruit and vegetables.