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n PURDIE Barr with some of
the cupcakes and LEFT, Henry
Woidt says “thank you.”
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“Kiss Goodbye to MS”
cupcake stall, held in Bal-
aklava last Wednesday,
coinciding with World
MS Day, was a roaring
success, with more than
$4000 raised for Multiple
Barr, was thrilled to sell
almost 60 dozen cup-
“We had 40 dozen
cakes pre-ordered by
local businesses, schools
and workplaces, and sold
another 20 dozen on the
day, which was fantastic,”
“We sold 27 dozen
in 2012, our first year,
and we almost doubled
that this year, which was
The majority of cakes
were made and packaged
by a lady inAdelaide, with
locals Jenny McArdle and
Eliza Cottle, and a couple
of other Adelaide ladies,
BLYTH Cinema has passed a
significant milestone in its short
eight year history. In May, the
50,000th person purchased a ticket
and watched a movie.
• Cinema committee chairman,
Ian Roberts, presented the prize of
a free screening for up to 50 guests
to Viv and Rod Cunningham, of
To celebrate and thank patrons,
80 prize envelopes were handed out
randomly to families who attended
around the date the milestone was
Two free screenings were held,
also as a thank you. The first, last
Wednesday, was Red Dog (the
cinema’s most successful film to
date, screening to a total of 1100
people). On Sunday a matinee for
families featured Toy Story 2.
Patronage has increased over
the eight years, particularly with
seniors groups and birthday parties.
These groups often have morning
teas catered by Blyth Hall commit-
tee or lunch at Blyth Hotel.
The cinema screens around 70
different movies each year, mostly
rated three stars or better.
Several improvements have
been made, including a new roof,
new projector, large TV in the candy
bar for staff and mums and babies,
and more recently, new seating in
the candy bar, courtesy of a partial
grant from FRRR.A wider concrete
entrance was added to assist those
in wheelchairs or with walking
Organisers paid credit to dedi-
cated volunteer staff and commit-
tee, in particular the late Sue Ziersch
as treasurer, Bevin Francis, current
treasurer, Kerry Smith as secretary
and assistant manager when needed
and Ian Roberts, manager.
BLYTH Cinema chairman Ian Roberts, with major prize winners
Viv and Rod Cunningham.
cooking and packaging
the remaining 20 dozen.
“We had cakes for eve-
ryone, including gluten
and allergy free, and low
fat, but most were “full-
The stall also had
showbags for boys, girls
and ladies, on sale.
Bags featured a range
of excellent sample items,
including toys, lollies,
vouchers, soaps, scrap-
booking packs, candles,
magazines, bottled water,
and tea towels, all donated
in-law, Margaret Barr,
passed away in May 2012
‘This day is in honour
of Margaret, and raises
community awareness of
the disease,” said Purdie.
Seven year old local
boy, Henry Woidt, is also
fundraising for MS, but
through online donations
via the “Kiss Goodbye to
Henry decided to join
the MS fundraising ef-
forts after his father,
Daniel, was diagnosed
with MS in August 2012.
Henry started his fun-
draising only two weeks
ago in late May, as part
of MS awareness month.
He had a target of
$150, but passed that in
just 24 hours.
With the MS logo of
hot red lips, Henry tried
to wear red clothes and
collect red things in the
month of May.
“I also tried to eat
something red every day
in May,” he said.
In a very short time,
Henry has already raised
a massive total of $925,
and is still going!
If you’d like to donate,
visit Kiss Goodbye to MS
• A 42-year-old Lewiston woman was reported
for theft by Two Wells Police on May 27.
• BETWEEN May 30 and 31, a vehicle was
stolen from the car park at the Two Wells Football
Club on Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells.
• TWO Wells Police reported a male youth from
Lewiston for breach of bail on June 2.
• A WALLET was stolen from a home on George
Boulevard, Lewiston, after entry was gained to the
house through the front door on May 27.
• A 28-year-old man from Glenside was reported
for Driving without Due Care by Port Wakefield
Police.It is alleged he lost control of his vehicle,
leaving the road and rolling down an embankment.
• A 37-year-old woman from Stockport was
arrested for breaching an intervention order.
It is alleged she attended an address of a pro-
tected person by the order.
• A 21-year-old Clare man was reported for
driving whilst exceeding the prescribed concentra-
tion of alcohol, with an alleged reading of 0.193.
As a result, his licence was disqualified for
12 months and the vehicle he was driving was
impounded for 28 days. He received a summons
to attend court on a later date.
LAST year, Balaklava’s
Paul “Roly” McLean travelled
north to compete in the Finke
Desert Race, riding his Yamaha
This year, his good friend,
Mallala’s Scott Baker, is going
with him to compete, but the
big question is, who will come
home with bragging rights?
When their children starting
racing a couple of years ago, the
“big” boys decided they might
as well join them!
They have been in training
for the desert race by riding in
the state title motorcross rounds
at Morgan and Gilman, and
in a recent practice race near
The 460km two-day race is
run this long weekend. The pair
met last week for a last minute
practice ride, before heading off
“I’ve made a few improve-
ments and upgrades to my bike,
making it more comfortable,”
“I’ve also changed my tyres
to flatter desert tyres.”
Scott, who will be riding a
Yamaha KTM350, said, “I’m
looking forward to my first
Finke race, and I’m just hoping
Roly is hoping to improve
his ranking from last year,
when he came 319th overall,
and hopefully come in ahead
Race numbers are appar-
ently down slightly this year,
from 600 to about 440.
The trick for Scott and Roly
will be to finish the first leg of
the race, from Alice Springs to
the small Aputula (Finke) com-
munity in four hours, otherwise
they can’t make the return trip
the next day.
SCOTT Baker and Paul McLean preparing for an earlier training ride.
out red carpet
THANKS TO PURDIE AND FRIENDS:
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