Movie fans keep rolling up to Blyth

Blyth Cinema''s dress-up and sing-a-long night.

•  Blyth Cinema goes from strength to strength, with its 20,000th customer due to visit some time in the next six weeks.
To celebrate, every customer until January 31 has a chance to win two fantastic prizes – one for the 20,000th customer and the other will be drawn from  those who have attended and entered their names in the draw. 
Last month 13 sessions were held over nine days, attracting 500 adults and children to the cinema.
 Another cinema record for any one movie over a one week booking was achieved recently, with more than 380 people attending the “Mamma Mia” dress up and sing-a-long screening on Saturday night.
Cinema chair Ian Roberts thanked the local volunteers who run the cinema and all who have attended for their support.
• Congratulations to Winsome Mugge from Blyth Red Cross who was recently presented with a 10-year service award by zone president, Helen Ashby from Snowtown.
Winsome is a dedicated and valued member of Blyth Red Cross Group, having served four years as president and four years as vice president.

PICTURE: Mamma Mia! This odd-ball group was part of Blyth Cinema’s dress-up and sing-a-long night. From left are Helen Barry, Cindy Growden, Annette Jaeschke, Kerryn and Kristen Takacs, with Dan Maynard giving a questionable impression of Elvis. Or is he Bjorn or Benny?

Santa, art and more
•  Kapunda’s annual Christmas tree festival “Spirit of Christmas” is at the Kapunda Institute, Hill Street, this year.
Open daily from 10am to 3pm the festival is a spectacular display of  trees made or decorated by community groups from the area.
Entry is by gold coin donation and the Festival will run until December 13.
•  Kapunda residents are invited to join in the Christmas spirit by decorating their homes or businesses.
Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall management committee is sponsoring the Lights of Kapunda competition and entries will be judged between December 13 and 16.
All participants will be invited to share afternoon tea at the Hall on December 21 and anyone wishing to be involved needs to register at the library or by phoning 8525 2248 or 8566 3509 before judging dates.
• The 2008 Summer Exhibition will open at the Kapunda Gallery on December 14 and runs until February 1, 2009. A popular exhibition with local artists, the display is a diverse range of styles and subject, as artists are  free to choose the subject and the medium to create their work.
Kapunda Community Gallery is located above the Library in Kapunda’s Main Street and is open from 10am to 4pm daily, and from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday and Sunday.  Admission is free.
Menu is all class
•  Eat for the School! The Rising Sun Hotel has got behind the Auburn primary school fundraising efforts, donating $2 from every main meal sold on Monday nights. If you’re thinking about a lazy Monday night, head along to the Rising Sun and help support Auburn primary at the same time. The pub is offering a “Kids Eat Free” promotion during the school holidays.
New Pastor arrives
• Pastor Grant Jewell has been announced as the new minister joining the Owen Community Church mid January.
His arrival brings to an end a two year period without a full time minister occupying the manse.
It’s been two years since Owen had a full time minister, and Pastor Jewell’s arrival is welcome.
• Office bearers of the Owen Women’s Christian Fellowship for 2009 include Mary Freebairn, president and Carol Hill, secretary. 
Can you sing?
• It’s been a long time since Mallala had a choir and local conductor and choral developer Angus Bugueja is looking to form a community choir in 2009. If you are interested in singing, willing to listen and learn, Angus would like to hear from you.
For more information contact Angus on 8527 2481 or 0488 006 533.
Shirley’s medal
• Congratulations to Shirley Burney who was presented with her 50 year service medal to the Brinkworth Red Cross at a recent morning tea at the Brinkworth Preschool.
• Brinkworth Management Committee has secured $500 from Lower North SPOKE to start buying equipment for a community gym.
Held in the Brinkworth hall, it is hoped the gym will be up and running in the New Year.  If you would like to assist call Trish on 8846 2226.
Call for projects
• Brinkworth Management Committee is co-ordinating grant applications for community projects. The Hall Committee, History Group and Progress  Association have been asked to submit a ‘wish list’ of projects in the town.
The Management Committee will allocate $1000 grants for the projects in early 2009.
• Congratulations to Brinkworth CWA members who recently donated $150 towards the community children’s Christmas party. 
Two Wells
BMX track opens
• The BMX track at the Two Wells oval is to be officially opened by the Mayor Tony Flaherty at 4pm this Friday,  December 12. 
Pride in CFS unit
• Snowtown CFS recently took delivery of its new fire appliance after years of lobbying to replace the former 25 year old unit.
The new unit, an Isuzu twin cab, is designed with the safety of the fire crew in mind. The internal is fitted with fire proof curtains, oxygen masks and up to date radios and the cabin will seat six people comfortably.
Student presentations
• Success of students will be celebrated at Riverton and District High School’s presentation from 7.30pm tomorrow night  at  Riverton Community Hall. Jill White, former deputy principal, is retiring after 32 years at the school. Bev Gum replaces her.