Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wish Bear

The St Andrews Scout Group have made a Wish Bear to raise funds for Tessa Cowie, the 2-year old Otautau girl battling leukemia. Wishes are $2 each and can be given now at the Salvation Army store on Main Street. Let's be as generous with our wishes as we can to help her and her family make it through this difficult time.

Kia kaha, Tessa.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Call for Photos

October has already been jam-packed with events for our community. If you have photos about an event you attended, e.g. the duathlon and others, send them to me to be included in a future post.

Still looking for more writers for this blog. Do you have an inner blogger, aching to get out?? Contact me.

New Displays at the Museum

Those tireless folks at the Otautau Museum have put up two new displays for the community.

The first is a Student Artwork display from the talented young people at Otautau School. The students had visited the Southland Museum in the recent past and were asked to set their imaginations to paper. The result is a very colourful display of paintings, sketches and photographs as in this Fiordland Crested Penguin by Jake DeClifford, age 12.

And their second display features images of the transport firms who helped make the district a success. Local Transport: from horses gigs to big rigs features images of local trucking firms, garages and a glimpse into the fact that driving was not just for men. Pictured is Laing's Bakery delivery wagon. Many think we could use a bakery in this town again!

Both displays are on until 31 Dec 2009. The museum is open Wed and Sun, 2pm-4pm, and by request.

You can always keep up with the museum by going to their blog and their website.

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