The Border Watch : May 16th 2014
SOCIAL FEED Border Watch Mount Gambier Josh Lynagh I set up an online fundraiser for local music legend Denis O’Carroll and I am blown away by the support, just ... wow to everyone ‘Doc’ prescribed dose of generosity MOUNT Gambier’s Josh Lynagh has launched a fundraising campaign online titled Help Doc Get a New Car. He posted in support of the project on Facebook “I just set up an online fundraiser for local music legend Denis O’Carroll after his car and all his music equipment were stolen”. “Today I had someone sign me a cheque for $100. “Seeing selfl essness and community spirit for someone whose life has always been about just that.” Following a strong response, Josh made another post via Facebook “I am constantly blown away by the generosity of people”. “Just today, I’ve had $350 in donations towards getting Denis O’Carroll a car and getting his music stuff back on track. “He’s also just told me that if there’s anything extra, it’s going towards his volunteer music program at Gordon Education, since the government has made over $80,000 worth of cutbacks this year.” To donate head to www. docneedsacar.com @kyraTBW Gold Cup fever hits THE annual Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup has seen racegoers, punters and fashion fans buzzing with excitement during the lead-up to the carnival. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds have been running wild with countdowns to the big day, event promotions, fashion tips and outfi t previews being shared. Leading fashion retailers in Mount Gambier have been busy catering for women dressing up for the event and sharing photographs of dresses and accessories via Facebook or Instagram. Redgum Country’s Facebook page posted: “Mount Gambier has come alive with Gold Cup fever and today will feature a fantastic Fashions on the Field competition, be there!” After a big day at the Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse, Mount Gambier’s wide range of pubs promise to continue the party. The Park, Gambier and South Eastern hotels are all providing drink specials both behind the bar and in the bottle shops, while the Mac’s Hotel and Cider Garden will host a Gold Cup after party. Mac’s posted to its Facebook page earlier in the week: “Heading to the Gold Cup? Keep the party going at our after party with DJ Sneaky Beats - Go you good thing!” WORKING IT: Fashions on the Field regulars and mother and daughter duo Kimmi and Helen Varcoe strike a pose at the recent SA state Fashion at the Races event at Morphettville. Helen (Helen Mary Millinery) has been busy making hats and facinators for those attending the Mount Gambier Gold Cup today. firstname.lastname@example.org TRENDING NOW What is dominating news feeds across the Limestone Coast •#Budget2014 •Mount Gambier Gold Cup •Bliss N Eso •#WhatJayZsaid toSolange ROLE MODEL: Mount Gambier BMX riders Sarah Ritter, Jordy Heraper and Meg White get up close to Australian representative Caroline Buchanan at the state titles in Shepparton. Pretty in pink Olympian spotted ON Saturday, May 10, the MCG was transformed into a sparkling pink lady, representing the 15,000 women and men who are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Among the thousands of supporters who attended the event was Mount Gambier resident Elysha Collins, who went in support of her mother and family. “I stood on the MCG during Saturday TICKLED PINK: Mount Gambier resident Elysha Collins attended the Field of Women event with her brother Leigh Collins (left) and her cousin Nathan Collins in support of breast cancer during the AFL match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs. Elysha Collins It was an emotional experience, but one I will never forget! 10 - The Border Watch, Friday, May 16, 2014 night’s AFL game between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs to stand for my mum, my family and all those who couldn’t,” Elysha said. “It was an emotional experience, but one I will never forget! “It was great to stand with 15,000 other men and women who have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another.” BLUE Lake BMX youngsters got more than they bargained for at the recent Australian titles when they met olympian Caroline Buchanan. Over 20 Mount Gambier riders made the trip to Shepparton to race for a plate position against people from across the country. Sarah Ritter, Jordy Heraper and Meg White snapped a photograph with Caroline at the event and were all smiles meeting their role model. Caroline Buchanan has represented Australia racing BMX and mountain biking and competed in the BMX event at the London 2012 Olympics. Rockers impress UK indie rockers Arctic Monkeys completed their Australian stadium tour this week with South East fans travelling to the Adelaide and Melbourne shows. Mount Gambier teenagers Carly Boylan, Annabelle Lockwood and Darcy Barry had a memorable experience at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, while Sarah and Matthew Dinnison made the trip to Adelaide to see the band at the entertainment centre and returned home with only good reviews.
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