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Seeing stars at Limehills
By Alina Suchanski
Limehills locals - and some from
further afield - will step into the
limelight next month at a TV-styled
Stars in Their Eyes fundraiser
for Limehills School which hopes
to bring in $30,000 for various
school related projects.
back when they performed to
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be held in the Winton Memorial
Hall from 7pm on August 2.
Tickets are available from Winton's
Treatz N Treasurez, The Local, and
from the Limehills School office,
with tables of 10 or individual
tickets for purchase.
The organisers have engaged
professional lighting and sound
operators from Otago to ensure
the show is big and bright.
Tickets, at $40 per person, include
supper and entry into the main
raffles draw. Of the 300 tickets
available for sale, 70 had already
been sold at the time of writing.
The evening will showcase 10 acts
with local teams or individuals
transformed into the 'star' of their
dreams using makeup, costumes
and wigs. After revealing their
stage identity, contestants will
walk out on stage amidst fog and
bright lights and lip synch their
favourite songs to compete for
the title of the Stars in Their Eyes
During the evening auctions of
goods and services donated by
very supportive businesses and
individuals will be held, including
tickets to The Eagles show in
packages to Te Anau and
Queenstown, paint and decoration
package, signed sporting gear,
and much more.
Limehills School board of trustee members (from left) Jasmine Hamilton,
Rochelle Robins and Lisa Sullivan "practising" their act for the Stars in Their
Eyes performance. PHOTO: Emma Hammond
Performance co-ordinator Melissa
Vinning said the acts would remain
secret until the night. Teachers
from Weka preschool, Central
Southland College teachers and
the Limehills Board ofTrustees
are picked as crowd favourites.
Meanwhile the Limehills teaching
staff have been practising during
school holidays to keep up with
There will also be a number of
silent auctions and raffles running
throughout the evening.
The bulk of the money raised will
be used towards the upgrade of
the southern entrance way and
the associated outside area of the
school that is not currently utilised
to its full potential.
"This area will be turned into an
amazing modern classroom, with a
fantastic outside area for students
to use. Funds raised will also
help with a school camp for the
year 7 students, who are heading
to Wellington in November," Ms
"Di Newton is the undefeated
Tuatapere Stars in Their Eyes
champion where she appeared
as one of the Blues Brothers. The
one I am most looking forward to
seeing is the police act - Jimmy
Mangos and Greg Ballantyne
competing as a duo. These two
were crowd favourites a few years
The Stars in Their Eyes event will
Marathon to wind up in velodrome
- for once the weather won't
matter when it comes to the
finish line experience - and that's
going to be good for participants,
spectators and organisers."
Runners and walkers in the Ascot
Park Hotel Southland Festival
of Running are set to cross the
finish line inside the SIT Zero Fees
Velodrome this year.
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Athletics Southland manager
Lance Smith said the Ascot
Park Hotel Southland Festival of
Running was a fantastic event for
runners or walkers of all fitness
levels, from the kids' 2km event
through to 5km and 10km events
and the half and full marathons.
The initiative means all
participants in the marathon, half
marathon, 10km and 5km events,
as well as in the kids' Mara-Fun-
Run, will finish with a lap of the
flat part of the velodrome.
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Sport Southland events manager
Matt Sillars said he believed
the move would prove popular
and give the event a point of
"The marathon is also the
Southland championship so
championship medals are also on
offer for registered runners", he
Made with 100% chicken breast in
golden, lightly peppered breadcrumbs.
"It's an idea we've spoken about
for a few years, so we're really
excited to see how it goes when
the events takes place on October
19," he said.
The Ascot Park Hotel Southland
Festival of Running will be held
on Sunday October 19. Entries
are now open online at www.
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