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Bingo: green theme a hit

Wednesday, 14th March, 2012

BINGO: Margaret Collins at the weekly game all dressed up for St Patrick’s Day. BINGO: Margaret Collins at the weekly game all dressed up for St Patrick’s Day.

Miraga Day Care Centre has celebrated an early St Patrick’s Day with activities that would make anyone “green with envy”.

Clients and staff at the UnitingCare Ageing’s centre adopted a green theme for their weekly bingo game yesterday.

The hall was decorated with green streamers and balloons donated by the St Pat’s Race Committee and everyone was in fancy dress and enjoyed a barbecue lunch that included green patty cakes.

Healthy fields for St Pats

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012

READY TO GO: Frankie Sea, pictured here with rider Spog Harvey, is one of the many horses ready to race this weekend. READY TO GO: Frankie Sea, pictured here with rider Spog Harvey, is one of the many horses ready to race this weekend.

The St Pat’s Race Club has received plenty of interest from trainers ahead of Saturday’s big meeting.

The club received 110 nominations for the eight-event program, and club officials and racing stewards are delighted with the numbers.

“We just wait and see now how they hold up,” said Chief Steward, Trevor Odgers.

Last chance to catch fashion extravaganza

Wednesday, 7th March, 2012

SHOWTIME!: Volunteer Mick Farcich lets his hair down after helping to set up the Civic Centre stage for tonight’s fashion parade. SHOWTIME!: Volunteer Mick Farcich lets his hair down after helping to set up the Civic Centre stage for tonight’s fashion parade.

With the St Pat’s Fashion Parade on tonight you would be well advised to snap up the few remaining tickets, according to organisers.Fashion Parade Co-ordinator, Dana Farcich, said there were just over a dozen tickets left for the ever-popular show.

As always, a lot of effort has gone into making everything come together on the night.

Mrs Farcich said she and Shelly Hayes, who designed the props, had been working steadily for three weeks “into the early hours of the morning” to make something extra special.

Green revived for races

Monday, 5th March, 2012

GREEN Ts: Geoff O’Connor with one of the shirts he has been selling to business houses. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt GREEN Ts: Geoff O’Connor with one of the shirts he has been selling to business houses. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

The days of green petrol and pageants may have been and gone but the colour of the Emerald Isle is being revived for the 47th St Pat’s race meeting.

Green t-shirts with ‘See You There!’ printed on the back and front are being sold to businesses to promote the March 17 race meeting which falls on St Patrick’s Day for the first time.

Shop staff will wear the shirts for the week leading up to races and with no date printed on them they can be recycled year after year.

After joining the St Pat’s committee late last month, businessman Geoff O’Connor is at the helm of the drive to promote the race day.

Race for a place

Thursday, 23rd February, 2012

St Pat’s pleads for accommodation help

By Craig Brealey

A swag under the stars might be the only accommodation available in the city over the Saint Patrick’s race weekend unless locals can throw their doors open  to the visitors.

There’s just under a month to go to the St Patrick’s races and already all the accommodation that Broken Hill has to offer has been booked.

The big race day always stretches the city’s capacity to house visitors but this year it’s close to bursting due to a combination of things.

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