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Art event raises funds for school

Last updated 11:38 08/11/2012

POPULAR EVENT: Judge Graham Braddock holds Prime Minister John Key’s doodle art which helped raise funds for Waitoki School.

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A whirlwind of events has helped Waitoki School raise money towards vital projects through the help of its supportive community.

The country fair and the POP2012 Youth Art Competition ensured more than $3000 went towards its information technology and arts development.

The school also featured its traditional annual ag day.

The art competition is a school fundraiser which invited Auckland primary and secondary school students to compete for prizes awarded across several age categories, including one for special needs students.

A painting of Two Dragons by 13-year-old Minsoh Rachel Choi of Epsom won the people's choice award.

Creativity shone through the open theme and medium event.

At the opening night, winners were announced with the district's artist and judge Graham Braddock impressed by the skill and maturity of the works.

The school's new hall was transformed into a gallery and runway experience with an exclusive fashion show from Jean Jones.

Gary Boulton of Harcourt's auctioned off doodle art gifted by Prime Minister John Key, Te Radar, Graham Bell, Tony Sargenson, Toni Street and Billy Bowden.

The event, support by the district's businesses and its community, aims to be a favourite next year for Auckland's young artists to display their works and win prizes.

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- Norwest News

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