Mangawhai Museum will benefit from a major fundraising event at the Mangawhai Golf Club on Friday March 11.
A golf tournament will be held featuring an array of prizes, and an auction at the golf club – to which anyone interested is invited – will be held that afternoon at 3.30pm to assist the fundraising.
The museum – now in its second year of operation – has a programme of events planned to fund activities, and the golf fundraiser is aimed at helping to refresh an area of the museum which shows new exhibitions each year.
The ‘changing exhibitions’ area has drawn much interest during the first year with a display showing how close Mangawhai came to World War II, when the ocean liner Niagara was sunk near the Hen and Chicken Islands by a German mine.
Christine Bygrave, chair of the Mangawhai Museum and Historical Society, says that while there are fascinating permanent displays in the Museum which take visitors hours to absorb, “we want to make sure that people who come back in also have the opportunity to see new displays from time to time.”
The museum is self-funding, and an essential part of its ongoing operations is an annual calendar of fundraising events to contribute to the revenue earned by the museum so it pays for all its operations.
The museum appreciates the support of two major sponsors, Craig Matheson of Barfoot & Thompson, and Westmoreland Homes, whose contributions will do much to ensure the success of the golf day.
Among an array of auction items at the golf day will be Air Vanuatu tickets for two people to travel to Vanuatu, a Lance O’Gorman painting, vouchers for accommodation at Sea Breeze Studios and Mangawhai Chalets, plus a meal for two people at the Sandbar and Grill.
Entries for the golf tournament cost $60 and are made at the Mangawhai Golf Club shop.
For any other enquiries about the tournament please contact Christine 431 2057.