Over $3000 raised as sheep shorn for school

More than $3000 was raised for Lee Stream School at the recent Lee Stream-Clarks Junction community speed shear event.

About 250 people attended the event, held at Gavin and Cheryl Nichol's woolshed, with shearers coming from as far afield as Napier.

The open section was won by Sam Lewis, of Milton, with Bruce Thomas second and Blake Young third.

The Cocky Classic was won by Lawrence sheep farmer Ben Young, who received the Alan Nichol Memorial Trophy. Larry Langley was second and Grant Bezett third.

In the women's event, Jessie Toole, of Taieri, was the winner, followed by Anne Beattie and Anna Duncan.

The crowd-pleasing teams event involved the first team member applying lipstick to the second team member while standing behind them.

The third team member had to eat a sour-tasting lolly and then drink a fizzy drink through a straw about one-metre long, before the shearer in the team shore a sheep.

Another highlight was a guess-the-weight-of-the-fleece competition, with Princess Fiona, dubbed "Shrek's wife", relieved of a 4-year-old fleece weighing 15.8kg.