A social newsletter for and about the southern-most region of Australia known as the Great Australian Bight.
EDITION: February 11, 2021
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100 Big Red Bows
Our parent business Prestige PR, ran a “shop local” campaign dubbed ‘Deck The Halls’ in Ceduna over the Christmas shopping period. Much of the effort was focused on the main CBD of Poynton Street and McKenzie Street, including adorning the median strip trees with big red bows.
The 700 metres of red tulle was cut by Shanna Pedler and tied into bows around the trees with the help of Bobbie Bennett, who contacted Shanna with the offer to help upon noticing the bows going up. The same team took them back down, with Shanna starting by taking a section down each day. Upon noticing this, Bobbie surprised her by having the remaining bows removed before Shanna had returned to do the next section. Furthermore, Bobbie’s husband, Norm Bennett, invented a device in his shed that enabled the husband-and-wife team to tame the 700 metres of stiff tulle into flat squares for space-saving storage. They did this before returning it all to Shanna for safe-keeping until next Christmas. Watch video of Norm and Bobbie using their device here
The campaign also saw some new and some familiar faces shopping locally for Christmas. The Entourage included:
And of course, Santa Claus.
Throughout the week, the entourage collected letters to Santa for last express delivery to the North Pole, and gave out 4kgs of Australian chocolate gold coins and a large box of Rudolf chocolates, and 7 boxes of Christmas stockings full of lollies. On Christmas Eve, Santa toured Ceduna, Thevenard, Ceduna Waters and Denial Bay, going home-to-home to make sure no-one missed out on seeing Santa before he went about his important deliveries through the night. Santa was chauffeured in a red convertible by the owner of the vehicle, Kerry Stott, who volunteered his vehicle, time, and fuel to drive Santa.
The Entourage characters were brought to life by Patrick Sharpe, Kayla Gurney, Janell, Chace and Zalia Mullan, and the child characters were Tessa and Riley. Tina Bowden chauffeured Santa’s noisy entourage who let everyone know that Santa was arriving, and she did so volunteering her own vehicle, time and fuel for the tour. All involved in this event worked on a voluntary basis for the community and thanks go to all involved.
The local businesses who provided the funding required for the campaign:
- Autopro Ceduna
- Ceduna Home Timber and Hardware
- Ceduna Machinery
- Ceduna Meat Service
- Ceduna Toyota
- Eyre Chiropractic and Podiatry
- Eyre Peninsula Fire and Safety
- Gray’s Transport
- Jim’s IGA Thevenard
- Mozzies Truckstop and Diner
- Penong Hotel
- Thevenard Hotel
BreastScreen SA is heading to Ceduna!
BreastScreen SA’s mobile screening unit is on its way to Ceduna!
We’re arriving Monday 15 February at the Ceduna Hospital, Eyre Highway – if you are a woman over 40 and due for a breast screen, call us on 132050 to book your appointment.
Visit www.breastscreensa.sa.gov.au to find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Full details are available on our community discussion group.
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