Duck-shooting widows flock to get a bargain

Duck-shooting Widows’ Pre-loved and Labels Sale organisers Dianne Morrison (left) and Linda Riordan welcomed women to have a browse through the racks last Saturday.

SIX Southland women organised a pop-up pre-loved and labels sale in Winton as a way to entertain women while their partners were away duck-shooting last weekend.

Organised by Mary Witsey, Dianne Morrison, Linda Riordan, Kate Brown, Jane Brown and Irene Souness, the Duck-shooting Widows’ Pre-loved and Labels Sale was hosted at Winton’s former heritage building, on Great North Rd.

Spokeswoman Mrs Morrison said this was the second time the sale had been held and it had gone well.

“It was fabulous… we’ve had a lot more variety and we had a lot more ladies on board this year.”

The event was a great way to get a group of women together for a fun day out.

“I know women get excited about clothes in the same way that men get excited about guns, dirt and ammo.

“The sale was a great way to sell some of our designer clothes, but also give back to the community.”

A portion of the proceeds and the leftover clothing were donated to Hospice Southland.

They had chosen Hospice Southland, as it was a charity they all felt connected to in one way or another, Mrs Morrison said.

Mrs Riordan said the organisers were hopeful the sale would attract more people from the surrounding areas to Winton.

“We want to support all the local businesses and stores and so we hoped the event would bring more people in because we know Winton is such a great town,” she said.