What a wonderful night for the FOCUS PAIHIA OP SHOP FASHION SHOW held on 1 June at ALONGSIDE. Despite the hideous weather, faithful supporters turned out once again providing a ‘full house’ that was not disappointed.
Here mentioned is everyone concerned, for the brilliant job they all did. Thank you to:
Models. KATJA CAULTON, LUCY DOUL, GAIL OLSHON, DIANN GLEN, DEBBIE KERR, RHONDA BLAKIE and GEOFF WILLIAMS. Dressers JEN BLENCHON, GLORIA HAWKINS and HELEN TE HARA. Stage Manager GILL SECCOMBE. Door + raffle sales TERESA BOWATER & ROWENA JOYCE. Clothes sales MARGARET GRAY, Catwalk minder & protector BRUCE GORDON. Music NICK LAIRD as in the past, great music to match the individual models. Photos CLAIRE GORDON – CG IMAGES. Hair Styling – LISA DOVE. Special thanks to BELLA A CAPELLA for providing half time entertainment in difficult conditions (wild winds & heavy rain). Also KYRA, JOSH and LUCY from QUEENSTOWN RESORT COLLEGE PAIHIA, for their ‘waiting’ skills. Then of course where would we be without SARAH GREENER and her capable team at ALONGSIDE, who once again sponsored the evening, providing the venue, wine and food. This contribution to Focus Paihia is fantastic! Thanks also to raffle prize sponsors GREENS, ALFRESCO’S & COUNTDOWN. The winners were all delighted with their prizes.
The evening finished off this time quite differently by having an ‘auction’, due to the fact that the Shop had had a new GIORGIO ARMANI ladies evening suit donated. This suit still had all the original tags on it and was worth a lot of money, post auction adding $250 to the evening’s sales. Almost $3000 was raised with the figure climbing from show to show. Thank you to all those who attended once again for your ongoing support.