Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : August 10, 2016 Contents PAGE 10 - THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
THE sun failed to shine for the recent Winter Sunshine Fes-
tival held last weekend, but that did not stop the community
getting behind what was a great event.
“The community spirit as we came together for the festival was
really great,” said Baptist Church minister Craig Semple.
“Everyone braved the atrocious weather. It was a really good
opportunity for the community to show their support for some
of our needy families, and those who are doing it tough.”
Money raised over the weekend festival, which involved a Clas-
sic Motorcycle and car show, a blessing of the bikes ceremony,
Rock ‘n’ Roll night, and other activities, went toward those in
need on Phillip Island.
The weekend kicked off with a Rock ‘n’ Roll dance party at the
Senior Citizens Hall in Cowes.
Local band Rockhouse, headed by Mike Foenander, had guests
up on their feet and dancing.
Local traders and shopkeepers around town offered discounts
to support the festival and the Rotary Club made a valiant at-
tempt in appalling weather conditions to keep everyone fed with
An impressive Show and Shine of cars and motorbikes was
on display along Thompson Avenue, with trophies awarded in a
number of categories to their proud owners.
The Phillip Island Scouts showed their building skills with a
variety of constructions in the town square.
And the Victorian Police Education Caravan and Highway Pa-
trol were also in attendance.
A special Sunday morning breakfast at the Cheeky Goose café
wound up the festivities.
Baptist Church minister and Men’s Breakfast convenor, Craig
Semple outlined the goals for the event and for this very worth-
“Our aim was to encourage the local traders to put something
together that had an impact for people other than themselves.”
Their support was great, said Craig who hopes the festival will
become an annual highlight on the winter calendar.
No sunshine, but festival a success
Local band Rockhouse, from left, Mike, John, John and
Rob, had the crowd rock ‘n’ rolling the night away at the
Senior Citizens in Cowes to mark the start of the Winter
Lucky winners Whitney (left) and Pat (right) Budge of
Rhyll choosing their raffle prize at last Friday night’s dance
party. This raffle contributed $428 of the $543 raised dur-
ing the evening for the needy and homeless of our com-
Enjoying a night out at the Winter Sunshine Festival
dance party are local ladies, from left, Dottie Hamilton,
Diane Pititto, Cheryl McGill and Neroli Luckett.
These Gatha Rockers of Leongatha, from left, Martin and
Fay Sullivan are pictured with Janet Grimes and Frank
Battaglin, as they hit the dance floor during last Friday
night’s rock ‘n’ roll dance party held at the Senior Citizens
Warragul visitors Barry Sell (left) and Gary Chippendall
(centre) find out all about the Vic Police exhibit from First
Constable Leigha Harris (right) of Wonthaggi Police. This
van was part of a car and bike display held along Thomp-
son Avenue on Saturday.
Proudly showing their vehicles are father and son team
Cliff (left) and Colwyn Parfitt (right) of Ferntree Gully.
These motor enthusiasts braved the wintry conditions to
brighten up the Winter Sunshine Festival held in Cowes
How cute! Little Louise Forrest of Emerald shared her spe-
cial carriage, a fully restored American Radio Flyer wagon,
with her favourite pooch Angel. They were part of the street
display held last Saturday and without too much trouble,
quickly became a crowd pleaser. Angel is a therapy dog and
chose one of her brightest outfits to add some colour and
sparkle to the day.
This vintage 1921 T Model Ford took the eye of local
onlookers Chris Lovitt (left) and Robert Newall (right) at
last Saturday’s Show ‘n’ Shine along Thompson Avenue.
Robert was also helping out on the day in recording the
most popular displays.
Months of preparation came to fruition on Saturday night when 31 elegant couples were presented to family and friends at Newhaven College’s Presentation Ball. The parent organising
committee had created a sensational ‘Into the Woods’ theme that transformed the college auditorium into a wooded wonderland complete with a vine covered archway. The couples were
clearly enjoying themselves during the dance set that featured modern and innovative dances as well as traditional numbers. College principal, Gea Lovell, and vice principal, Jason
Scott, were very proud of the students describing the evening as ‘just sensational’. Debutantes presented and their partners were: Back from left, Liam McLaren, Dominic Tran, Cameron
Moloney, Byron Scothern, Samuel Duncan, Zakk Allen-Ryan, Jack Montgomery, Wil Vanderstaay, Matthew Winchester, Tommy Taylor-Eagles, Anthony Passarin, Matthew Fletcher, Harry
Pavert, Liam Robb and Vaughn Dennis. Third row, Jai Asbury, David Bulbulian, Austin Szova, Brendan Woodroffe, Jye Clark, Lachlan Wright, Finnan Donohue, Amy Robertson, Kate Max-
well, Olivia Hughes, Thomas Barker, Toby Heislers, Hayden Vincent, Xavier Hughes, Callum Fisher, Lachlan Scott and Daniel Broomhall. Second row, Noah Lugt-Cole, Millicent Thomas,
Abigail Boucher, Erin Gin, Emily Kemp, Philippa Wayne, Rebecca Woods, Kaitlyn McNaughton, Jacinta Barlow, Taylah Williams, Mairaed Carlin, Olivia Flower, Libby Hutchinson, Saxon
Taylor-Le Page, Camryn Fisher, Kiara Caile, Brooke Anderson and Jack Spencer. Front, Emma Ward, Alice Ellerton, Lilly Ellerton, Karlee Smith, Jasmine Holland, Jessica Gysberts,
Jason Scott (vice principal) Gea Lovell (principal), Greg Price (chair of the board), Andrea Tamburo, Georgia Robinson, Jenny Nie, Jessica Drazzi, Sophie Fletcher and Stephanie Slade.
Newhaven College presentation ball
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