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Fashion takes centre stage

Thursday, 10th March, 2011

EXTRAVAGANZA: Singer Lisa Kickett and a troupe from the New Generation Dancers Company entertained the crowd at last night’s fashion parade. EXTRAVAGANZA: Singer Lisa Kickett and a troupe from the New Generation Dancers Company entertained the crowd at last night’s fashion parade.

By John Casey

The countdown to this year's St Pat's races was officially launched with a glittering fashion parade at the Civic Centre last night.

The biggest event on Broken Hill's social calendar is now just nine days away and the 46th running of the annual raceday is tipped to be one of the best ever.

A crowd of more than 400 attended the elaborate fashion production which featured 16 local business houses parading the latest apparel from head to toe.

Spectacular back-drops featuring The Eiffel Tower, the city of New York, Le Moulin Rouge, AC/DC's train wreck and a three-metre python all helped provide a dramatic setting for the catwalk models.

Soloist Lisa Kickett and local band "Mick and the Hayes Boys" provided the entertainment which added to the success of the night, according to St Pat's fashion co-ordinator Mrs Dana Farcich.

"This is the eighth fashion production I have been involved with for St Pat's and I have to say it was the best," Mrs Farcich said.

"The staging was of the highest order and full credit has to go to our set makers Shelley and Renay Hayes. They put in many long hours to make this production work and deserve a lot of credit.

"Courtney Adams and her New Generation Dancers Company, Marissa Webb who helped choreograph some of the routines for the models and lighting expert Steve Southon also warrant a special mention for their hard work," Mrs Farcich continued.

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