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SHORT AND SHARP
Telford tutor Ken Payne was the winner of
the Balclutha ward by-election. Mr Payne
received 1044 votes, ahead of Stewart
MacDonell, with 328 votes, and Darrell Craig-
Mackenzie, 214. 1591 votes were cast, which
represented a turnout of about 41.51 per cent.
Mr Payne will join Balclutha ward
representatives Crs Hamish Anderson, Ron
Davis and Mary Johnstone when he is sworn
in at the council meeting on October 18.
Milton Anglican Church Fair
The Milton Anglican Church will hold a fair on
Saturday at the Pipe Band Hall from 9.30 to
11.30am. There will be baking, jams and
delicatessen items, plus a good selection of
plants, books and other items for sale. There
will also be raffles for generous hampers.
South Otago Young Farmers raised $3425 for
the Cancer Society with their Young Farmers
Daffodil Day Quiz at the end of August.
Twenty-four teams faced a large range of
questions, at the Clinton Rugby Club. There
were raffles, and auction items included a
New World Hamper and half a processed pig.
Christmas to be paraded
Bigger: Santa is the big star at the new
Christmas Celebration on December 1.
Photo: ROBYN EDIE
What: Christmas Celebration
When: December 1
Events: Clutha Country Christmas Market (10am till
2pm), Can Cruise by Big River Bikers (from 9am),
Christmas Parade (1pm till 2pm), and Christmas
entertainment (2pm till 4pm)
Forms: To register for the parade or a stall site,
forms can be downloaded from cluthacountry.
co.nz, collected from Development House on John
Street, Balclutha or from Jean Proctor on
027 329 4567 or email email@example.com
Christmas cheer will be a little bit
bigger for the Clutha district this
The South Otago Festival Trust will
host a revamped Christmas Cele-
bration for Balclutha and the wider
district on December 1.
The celebration will include the
Clutha Country Christmas Market
(10am till 2pm), Can Cruise by Big
River Bikers (from 9am), Christmas
Parade (1pm till 2pm), and Christ-
mas entertainment (2pm till 4pm).
Event co-ordinator Jean Proctor said
the main event would be the new
Christmas Parade, which replaced
the usual Christmas Concert in the
Community groups, sporting groups,
business owners, schools, bands,
preschools, service providers and
individuals are encouraged to take
Participation options vary and could
include decorated floats, individual
costumes, team marching and activi-
The parade will travel through the
main retail sector of Balclutha and
Santa will be a special guest.
''Taking place in the heart of the
Clutha Country Market, the parade
will provide a very fitting finale for
the Big River Bikers Can Cruise
which will be held the same day,''
Mrs Proctor said.
Following the parade there will be
entertainment in a closed off portion
of Elizabeth St, including magician
Jonathan Usher, Pippitypop "Bal-
loonologist", Vickie Evans, Paige
Gardner and HC Band.
Businesses in the retail area will be
encouraged to decorate their prem-
ises in the Christmas spirit, with a
prize awarded for the best business.
There will also be trophies for first,
second and third in parade sections
of community group, business,
sports team and individual.
The trust hopes people taking part,
including parade participants, stall
holders and members of the com-
munity, will bring a canned food
contribution for the Clutha District
The Can Cruise will start in
Balclutha and go through Kai-
tangata, Clutha Valley and Clinton
before returning to Balclutha to
provide the finale in the parade and
deliver the canned donations to the
Salvation Army Clutha District Food
The 2011 Can Cruise brought in 1500
The aim is to at least double that this
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