Nelson Leader : September 19th 2013
4 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 NEWS In Your Time of Loss... Let our friendly, caring team take care of you and your loved one Serving all the regions of Nelson, Richmond, Waimea, Tasman, Motueka, Golden Bay 164 TAHUNANUI DRIVE, NELSON Prepaid and Pre-planned packages available. Call in and see our friendly staff for advice Phone 546 5700 Anna, Bev, Andrea, Sharlene, Carl and Alastair. 5575346AA Workstar is a free service for employers in the Nelson Region. We have workers who manage a disability who are seeking retail, light industrial, cleaning or landscaping work. To get the right person for your job and free ongoing support, contact Kirsty Glen, Manager www.Workstar.co.nz Kirsty@workstar.co.nz Phone 546 9206 DO YOU NEED A RELIABLE WORKER FOR FIVE HOURS A WEEK OR MORE? 5469357AC Founders Fling offers fun for all Making memories: Nelson Santa Parade Trust chairman Graham Shirley with the animated figures the trust has turned into an old-fashioned coin-operated display. Photo: SALLY KIDSON Anew coin-operated display at Founder's Heritage Park is capti- vating children and provoking a lot of nostalgic memories for older generations. The Nelson Santa Parade Trust have turned the hillbillies, with their patched clothes and battered instruments, into an animated coin-operated exhibition at their shed. When a 20-cent coin is fed into an old electricity meter the hillbillies start playing their battered instruments and singing the country classic Home on the Range. The display is one of the attractions at the Founders Fling at Founders Heritage Park on Sunday. The country bumpkins, along with singing fruit and veges, and gymnastic primates, were part of the kinetics dis- plays at Nelson's former Big Fresh super- market on Halifax St. Trust chairman Graham Shirley said it bought a number of the giant figures when the supermarket re-branded and they had been used as Christmas floats in the Nelson Santa Parade. Graham said the hillbillies display had been operational for the past month and the children had loved it. For parents and grandparents the dis- play was proving sentimental, because grandparents in particular could remem- ber the old animated displays that large department stores used to have in their shop windows. Nowadays their displays aim to sell stuff rather than entertain.'' The trust planned to change the dis- play and had plans to replace the straw on the floor with sand and to put in a surfer and jet skier, who would move to Beach Boys music for summer. He had other old meters and hoped to put in displays at other places in Foun- der's Park. The hillbillies can be found at the Santa Parade storage shed, which is past the Energy Centre at Founders and over the railway tracks. Founders Fling is the park's public open day, and offers the public a chance to explore the park and discover some of the activities people are running here throughout the year. The day also provides an opportunity to check the newly renovated Founders Brewery Cafe and Bar. The brewery is now visible through a window. Other favourites include the chance to ride the train which will be leaving Foun- ders Station and rolling around the park throughout the day. The Spring Fling also provides an opportunity for people to check the new businesses in the park. These include Ruck 'n' Co Chocolate Cookies -- luxury chocolate chip cookies baked on site at the Goodman's Bakery building. Natural Living Yoga and Health is based upstairs in the Nelson Printery, and offers yoga classes, natural therapies and massages. There will also be a range of displays and experiences, including a new audio- visual display on Nelson's agricultural heritage Harvestland in the Baigent museum. Fresh FM, our community radio sta- tion, is opening its doors and Rev Andy Joseph will be taking a Sunday Church service at Old St Peters at 10.30am.
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