Organisers are more than confident this year’s Weston School fireworks extravaganza will go off with a bang.
The popular annual event at the Weston Domain is set for November 3 from 7pm. A huge fireworks display is the main attraction of the night.
Organising committee member Donna Carter said all was in readiness for the event.
“It’s going really, really well. We’re pretty much all booked in and pretty much all done. We just have to do the health and safety checks and we’re all good.”
Other than the several thousand dollars worth of fireworks that will be shot into the sky, she said a major highlight would be a live performance by Waimate-based singer Kaylee Bell, who has recently performed in the United States before playing at several venues around South Canterbury and Otago.
“We’re quite excited,” Mrs Carter said.
Other entertainment includes a performance by the Dunedin-based Rasa School of Dance, bouncy castles, hungerball – an inflatable football game – laser tag, helicopter rides and a science show by the Otago Museum, among others.
Mrs Carter expected the night to be a huge success.
“We’re all about raising money for Weston School. All the money the school can’t get from the ministry, we give them to do some cool things for the school.”
Last year, $19,000 was raised to go towards a $25,000 project to upgrade the school’s library, while this year’s event will raise funds for 3D printers, robotics equipment and library books.
Mrs Carter hoped more would be raised this time around, and expected a large crowd at the domain.
“I think there might have been 3500 [last year], so we’d like to see a lot more this year, just to really support the fireworks and to be safe.
“It’d be great to see a lot of families out there . . . it’ll be awesome.”