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Gar­den tours as­sist St John

Athen­ree open day and raf­fles raise $3500 for the Katikati am­bu­lance ser­vice

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Gar­den tours at Paulette Earl’s de­light­ful Wa­iau Road gar­den in Athen­ree were a huge suc­cess rais­ing­more than $3500 for the Katikati St John Am­bu­lance ser­vice.

Hosted onNovem­ber 7 by Paulette and two friends, Karen Kur­tovich and Jane Hughes Hal­lett, the gar­den had sprung back to life af­ter heavy rain a few­days be­fore. The weather held for the day and the event was well at­tended with tick­ets sales on the day ex­ceed­ing the or­gan­is­ers’ ex­pec­ta­tions. This com­bined with the pro­ceeds of two raf­fles to­gether with the food and pro­duce do­nated by neigh­bours and friends con­trib­uted to the fi­nal to­tal.

Paulette says somevis­i­tors stayed, sat­dow­nand en­joyed the gar­den. Some­sug­gested that it could be an an­nual event.

“Peo­ple cer­tainly seemed to en­joy vis­it­ing the gar­den and I think it helped to have Lit­tle Miss Jay’s cof­fee cart as an ad­di­tional draw­card.”

Sev­eralmem­bers of St John at­tended and were in­volved in gate sales and as­sist­ing with raf­fle draws.

The win­ner of the top­i­ary sup­plied by Claire Blom­field of Su­pe­rior Stan­dards and Topi­ary­was Sue Fisher. Sec­ond prize was­wonby Rose whopicked the num­ber94 be­cause that is her age. Third prize was­won by Joy Howe. Claire de­liv­ered the plants on Sun­day and left them all with beam­ing smiles. The trug of gar­den good­ies sup­plied by Waihi BeachHome­and Hard­ware was­won by Kathie Robin­son.

Four­wom­en­whow­ereawaytha­t week­end­camein on theMon­dayto makea fur­ther con­tri­bu­tion.

 ??  ?? Katikati St John Am­bu­lance rep­re­sen­ta­tives (from left) Trevor Burgess, Bar­bara Black­burn and Glenn Burt at the gar­den.
Katikati St John Am­bu­lance rep­re­sen­ta­tives (from left) Trevor Burgess, Bar­bara Black­burn and Glenn Burt at the gar­den.
 ??  ?? Lit­tle Miss Jay’s cof­fee cart was an ad­di­tional draw­card in the gar­den.
Lit­tle Miss Jay’s cof­fee cart was an ad­di­tional draw­card in the gar­den.
 ??  ?? St John vol­un­teer Trevor Burgess helps Jane Hughes Hal­lett draw the raf­fle.
St John vol­un­teer Trevor Burgess helps Jane Hughes Hal­lett draw the raf­fle.

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