Men in skirts fundraiser promises some laughs

19:27, Aug 06 2014
Chris O'Neill as a nun
GETTING READY: Heartland Services co-ordinator Anne Thomson puts the final touches to local plumber Chris O’Neill’s nun’s habit. O’Neill will be performing at the Miss Mackenzie Show on Saturday night.

Mackenzie's bravest and most beautiful menfolk will strut their stuff on the catwalk on Saturday night to raise funds for local schools and kindergartens.

Four hundred tickets have been sold for the second Miss Mackenzie Show, which will be held at the Mackenzie Community Centre in Fairlie.

Heartland Services co-ordinator Anne Thomson said it would be a "hell of a funny night".

"Men dress up as women and parade around in sportswear and evening gowns," she said.

Thomson herself has been busy sewing nun's habits, which will be part of an entertaining musical act during the show. She joked that the habits would be available for hire following the event.

"They will be available for costume parties and kinky nights."


By Tuesday, all tickets to the event had been sold.

A total of $15,000 was raised last time the fundraiser was held.

Money raised goes to Mackenzie College, Fairlie Primary, St Joseph's Fairlie, Albury Primary and the Mackenzie Kindergarten.

MC for the night will be Mackenzie senior rugby coach Justin Geary.

The Timaru Herald