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Ready to entertain: Aaron Jury, left, Vickie Evans and their band The Crescents will hold a concert on April 13 as a fundraiser for the Kaitangata War
Photo: LAURA ROOZENDAAL 627810847
Band backing their hall
Fundraiser promises to be night to remember
Who: The Crescents
When: April 13, doors open at 7.30pm
Where: Kaitangata War Memorial Hall
Why: Fundraiser for the Kaitangata War Memorial Hall
Tickets: $15 from The Gate Cafe in Balclutha or Kaitangata
Takeaways. Door sales $20. Limited tickets are available. Courtesy
coach for drop-offs, a cash bar and supper will be available
Hall say: Residents who want to have their say over the hall can
email: email@example.com or through facebook.
Fundraising for Kaitangata's
hall kicks off next weekend
with a concert not to be
The Crescents, made up of
Vickie Evans, Aaron Jury,
Bevan Gardner, James Davey
and Aaron Hosking, will play
a fundraising concert for the
Kaitangata War Memorial
Hall on April 13.
Evans said it would be a
''really awesome'' night.
''We will do a massive genre, a
huge variety [of songs].''
The band had got behind the
hall because it was their home
town, she said.
''I've grown up doing perfor-
mances in this town hall.''
It could be the last Crescents'
gig for at least a year, with
Evans moving to Australia
later in the month.
Jury said the hall was part of
the town's history.
''It's nice to think in another
25 years' time your kids could
be using the town hall.
''People need to be reminded
this is a war memorial hall, all
those names are of people who
He also wanted people to
know the committee are
working ''really hard''.
''We want people to know
there's been a lot of work
''The committee and every-
body involved is taking on
quite a big project, really.''
Hall committee chairperson
Debbie Robertson-Dunn said
there had not been any major
renovations to the hall since it
was built in 1956.
''There is a council estimate of
$170,000 worth of mainten-
ance, which doesn't include
any earthquake strengthen-
''What we want to end up with
here is something the com-
munity can use as a meeting
room, a community-used cen-
Some work had already been
done, including a spring clean
late last year.
''The hall is now heatable
without using the heating fan
and we got the drainage fixed
and the gutters cleaned.''
The committee does not
officially take ownership of
the hall from the council until
SHORT AND SHARP
A fashion parade will be held on Friday, April 5 at 7.30pm
in the South Otago High School Hall. Tickets are $20,
including sparkling wine on arrival, supper and a goodie
bag. Tickets are available from Rachel Heller on
027 418 4062 or any South Otago High School netball girl.
A cash bar will operating. A $5 raffle will be run on the
night; the prize is two hours of Reflect Image consultant
Anita Greene s time as she assists you to redeem
vouchers from the local businesses, and lucky ticket
prizes from Paint the Town Red and L Oreal. Stirling
Sports will give away a pair of Chuck Taylor s. The parade
is the netball girls fundraising venture to go to Australia.
Ferry back on water
The Tuapeka Mouth Ferry is back in operation. The ferry
has resumed crossing the Clutha River between 8am and
10am, and 4pm and 6pm daily. Ferry operation was
initially suspended on January 10 because of flooding
and high flows on the Clutha River and was suspended
further because of damage to the ramp anchor point on
the Tuapeka Mouth side. Repairs and other planned
maintenance to the ferry was prioritised under the
council s bridge repairs contract awarded to SouthRoads
in February. Permissible loads are dependent on river
conditions and are at the discretion of the operator on
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