As a focal point of the Waihi Beach community, the hall has seen the start of many now annual events. One that springs to mind is the Arty Bra fundraiser. This has been going now for about 8 years and has grown in strength and support.
The first one saw people having a lot of fun designing some outrageous and some very fashionable coverage for these female appendages. They were modelled by male models from the volunteers Fire Brigades from Athenree and Waihi Beach which caused a great deal of mirth.
All the creations were auctioned off and Miss Crystel Chandelier did a wonderful job as MC. The first show’s funds went to the Breast Cancer society but since then various organisations have benefited from this fund raising event.
Photo: Ian Purden, Purden Photography.