Lifeline gets ready for the race
THE Coffs Carlton MID Gold Cup is just a week away, but Lifeline Toormina volunteers have jumped in early, putting together a window display that pays homage to the big race.
Store supervisor Jo Irvine said her team made do with what was readily available.
“This little stuffed pony came in and we were going to put a sign on him, saying I’ll grow in time for next year,” Ms Irvine said.
Instead, they scoured the store for everything horsy and the stuffed toy moved into the winner’s circle.
“Lucky Lucy came first, Black Diamond – a framed mosaic – came second and there was a photo finish for third by the ceramic horse statues Alan and Allun."
The volunteer window dressers found different fascinators in red, cerise, aqua and blue, a beautiful bouquet, assembled a race day picnic basket and dressed different mannequins in race wear.
“It’s a brilliant display. Chris Anderson and Pat Foster dress our windows every Tuesday to a theme and each week it gets better,” she said.
“Their windows have created an atmosphere – people come in and ask what the theme will be this week.”
All money raised at the local Lifeline opportunity stores supports the local Lifeline telephone counselling service, which now operates 24 hours a day.