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NEWS DESK Carols Prior to Christmas celebrations

Biggest match yet to come: Labor is banking on sports being a big vote winner next weekend. Picture: Supplied

Labor looks to sports with finish line in sight THE state Labor Government have directed their attention towards sport in their last push to claim the win in the 24 November state election. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny announced the latest batch of sporting funding would be directed towards Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve upon re-election. The promised funding would go towards implementing female-friendly change rooms for the Skye Football Club, as well as a rebuild of the pavillion. “Our local clubs know how much this investment is needed and I’m proud to help deliver this vital upgrade,” Ms Kilkenny said. Sports minister John Eren MP said “local sport is about bringing local people together. With brand new female friendly changerooms, we’ll help make Carrum Downs’ local clubs, and local community, stronger than ever.”

In addition to the Carrum Downs’ pledge, Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson has visited Regents Park to announce a $3.5 million dollar funding boost to the home of Edithvale-Aspendale if re-elected. The money is planned for use in upgrading tennis courts and lighting at the ground. Mr Richardson also announced this week $125,000 in budgeted funding for a revamp of the Cheltenham Panthers’ change room facilities. Roy Dore Reserve and RF Miles Reserve in Carrum and Seaford have received bipartisan support for funding from both major parties. The state Liberals have pledged funds to redeveloping Lloyd Park in Langwarrin in conjunction with the federal government, but are still looking for a Frankston council commitment before beginning the project.

MUSICAL theatre stalwart Marina Prior will be the main event attraction at the Carols by Kingston event on 9 December. The carols will be held a new location in Bicentennial Park, Chelsea. Alongside Marina Prior, Carols by Kingston will feature performances by Kate Amos, Alinta Chidzey, Bernard Curry, Nina Ferro, Patrick Harvey, Ross Irwin, Chelsea Plumley and Wendy Stapelton. Market stalls and food trucks will also feature. “This year we are delighted to announce that Australia’s ‘leading lady of musical theatre’, Marina Prior, will head the line-up,” said Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos. “Visitors will also enjoy the wide selection of food available, including a community barbecue, and a spectacular fireworks display to finish off the night.” The market opens at 6pm and performances run from 6.30-9.30pm.

Mayor job up for grabs in Kingston

Run for hospital funds BROTHERS Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to be taking part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital. The fun runs, where children get to run alongside the historic steam train K163, go from 150 metres for three-year-olds out to four kilometres. Each runner will receive a show bag and a personalised certificate at the event, Sunday 18 November at Moorooduc Railway Station. Rotary Club of Mount Eliza is helping organise the event. The Banks family are one of the top fundraisers for the event with $250 so far, which will be used to help care for the hospital’s littlest patients. “It’s a good cause and it promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids,” says the boys’ mum, Emily Banks. “It’s kids raising money for kids which is good.” Bradley agrees with his mum that the event is for a great cause. He was a patient at Frankston Hospital once himself when he had asthma. The seven-year-old will be lining up for his second fun run this year, with four-year-old Lucas running for the first time. “Last time was fun and I did my personal best, but I didn’t care how fast or slow I was,” Bradley said. Register online at or register at the run on Sunday but be sure to allow sufficient time before your run.

KINGSTON councillors will meet at a special meeting on the evening of 14 October to decide the new mayor of the municipality. Current mayor Cr Steve Staikos has been in the role for a year, having been elected in 2017. He replaced previous mayor Cr David Eden. Cr Georgina Oxley has served as deputy mayor since 2017. The position of deputy mayor will also be up for election. Those successful candidates for those positions are elected to serve one year terms. Cr Staikos also served a term as mayor in 2010.

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 14 November 2018