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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 12th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 13, 2008 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au A pricey farewell to school Bethlehem College student Lorena Chiarella, of Croydon Park, prepares for her school formal. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP214616 FIONA BRADY THE COST OF THE FORMAL DRESS: From $200 to $600 SHOES: From $100 JEWELLERY: $50 HAIR AND MAKE-UP: From $150 TICKETS: From $200 a couple BETHLEHEM College student Lorena Chiarella can't wait to get frocked up for her school formal later this month. But like many other Inner West students, the Croydon Park girl is finding out that style comes at a price. Ms Chiarella, 18, estimates that she will spend more than $1000 on the occasion, but subscribes to the view that it's ''a once in a lifetime'' event. ''I'll try not to go too much over that,'' she said. By far the biggest expense is her $400 Matthew Eager dress in this season's most popular colour, elec- tric blue. ''The most I've heard anyone spending on a dress is $600 and the least is $200,'' said Ms Chiarella, who'll also be buying new shoes and getting her hair and make-up done. Formal tickets for herself and her partner will set her back another $260. And while the teenager thinks she and her friends will travel to the event at Le Montage in Leichhardt by taxi, she said other people are choosing more exotic options such as Hummers and even fire engines. With all the excitement, she's hoping her expectations aren't too high. ''I think if you expect too much, it can be a letdown,'' she said. By comparison, Homebush Bay's Eray Kedicioglu reckons it will take him ''10, maybe 15 min- utes'' to get ready for his formal at the Four Seasons Hotel in the city on Monday night. The Homebush Boys student has spent $350 on a new suit, $240 on formal tickets, $40 on an afterparty ticket and $50 to rent a Lexus with his friends. The 18-year-old said the formal wasawaytomarktheendofhis schooldays. ''I'm pretty excited,'' he said. BRIEFLY Hear hit songs PREVIEW performances for Disney's High School Musical -- Live On Stage at the Capitol Theatre are on sale. The 32-strong cast includes Croydon's Rebecca Tapia as the female lead Gabriella Montez. Previews begin on Sunday, December 14. This show features all the characters and chart-topping songs from the Disney Channel movie, plus two new numbers and a huge mega-mix finale. To book phone Ticketmaster on 300 723 038 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.au Dawn is back DAWN Fraser has been re-elected to the NRMA board of directors, representing Simms, which covers the Inner West. A record 399,700 formal votes had been cast in the company's full board election -- the highest number since demutualisation in 2000. The new directors will start their three-year terms on December 6. For full voting details visit www.mynrma.com.au/ 2008elections Kyle at your service KYLE Sandilands will be flipping burgers and serving customers as part of McHappy Day at McDonald's, 213 Parramatta Rd, Five Dock, on Saturday from 1.30pm. McHappy Day is the largest annual fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which funds and supports programs across Australia that helps seriously ill children and their families. Big Birthday Sale the Many more huge savings in store no UP TO40% OFF leading brands SALE ON NOW Silverwater 138 Silverwater Rd Ph 97379799 Open 7 Days www.joesbbqs.com.au WAS $1149 NOW ONLY $689 WAS $999 NOW ONLY $899 Chelsea Outdoor Setting 6 seat Non-rust aluminium outdoor setting, silver or charcoal sling chairs MAKE IT A 9 PIECE FOR $200 EXTRA Weber Spirit E-320 LP Gas BBQ comes with Webers limited 25 yr warranty. Up-grade to natural gas for only $100. No flare- ups! BONUS Plate & Cookbook 4 Burner Beefeater Discovery + side burner enamel grill/plate, enamel hood with temperature gauge. Up grade to natural gas, ask us how. Aussie icon. BONUS Full Length Cover + Cookbook Family Weber Q300 with a width of only 93cm the Q300 is an ideal space saver. Cook for up to 10 people with ease on the two piece grill. Easy clean. BONUS BBQ plate with purchase WAS $1799 NOW ONLY $1079 Armidale Outdoor Setting 8 Seat Non-rust aluminium with padded 2 piece sling chairs. Available in silver or charcoal. Choose a 6 seater for only $829 Over 100 Outdoor Furniture Setting combinations to choose from. Choose either a 4, 6, 8 or 10 seater. Choose Aluminum or Timber, Wicker or Resin. ALSO, Get 20% off our entire range of Shelta Umbrellas & bases 2174565 iww wk20 THAT'S 40% OFF THAT'S 40% OFF WAS $839 NOW ONLY $739 AS SEEN ON TV NATURAL GAS AVAILABLE LIMITED 5YR WARRANTY ON ALL WEBER QS WAS $1099 NOW ONLY $929
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