NOTICE - Robyn Broughton will not be at the Otautau Baths Auction Night due to double booking! Instead, Chris Parvin (pictured right) will be compere/comedian for the evening. Chris runs 'Outrageous', the spunky, outside-the-square advertising agency based in Queenstown. Check out his site: http://www.outrageous.co.nz/index.html
(Hmmm, I can think of a town that needs some rebranding, but I digress...)
The prizes for the auction include outdoor furniture, a night at the Ascot, a trip to Doubtful Sound and much more. Tickets are $200 for a table of 8 however the organisers are considering selling individual tickets so that more people can come. Remember this is a fundraiser for the swimming pool so it's a worthy cause to support.
Speaking of the pool ... it has been freshly painted by a local business and looks absolutely fabulous. There are a few more odd jobs to do such as getting the lines painted and some heating repairs, but the committee is looking at perhaps a mid- to late-November opening for key holders.
Getting this facility up and running seems like an enormous job. I take my hat off to the Otautau Baths Committee for giving it their all just so that we can have a pool for the summer.
They will need help forming their roster for the pool so if you have some free time, please do contact them. Like the old adage 'it takes a village to raise a child' - it also takes a village to keep a pool open. It's not a job just for the committee members; the wider community needs to do its part.