Brendan Quill (left), as Selwyn Toogood, and Queenstown Lakes district councillor Craig Ferguson, as his assistant Tineke Bouchier, ham it up during the Wakatipu High School Foundation's It's in the Bag! fundraiser on Saturday night. Photo by Philip Chandler.
Wakatipu High School supporters have chosen the money over
the bag, raising $95,000 at an event held in a hardware
More than 300 people sporting a ''back to school'' dress code
filled the Placemakers drive-through in Glenda Dr on Saturday
night for a fundraiser modelled on the long-running radio and
television game show It's in the Bag.
Wakatipu High School Foundation general manager Jane Todd
said the ''It's in the (school) bag!'' event exceeded
The foundation, which was formed last October, is
establishing a multimillion-dollar endowment fund aimed at
turning the school into one of the country's best.
Mrs Todd said the format - the idea of MC Brendan Quill who
played the Selwyn Toogood role - had helped make the event a
''fantastic'' success, and ideas were already being
considered for next year's fundraiser.