Santa Parade needs little helpers
The festive season is marching towards us and the annual Farmers Santa Parade looms on the horizon.
And that means Kiwi kids have the opportunity to let their imagination run wild by becoming fantasy characters in the annual parade.
This year’s event is particularly special as it marks the 80th year of successfully managing the day.
Organisers are calling for boys and girls aged between 10 to 12 years old to be transformed into a variety of fantastical characters and add to the magic of the nation’s biggest Christmas parade.
Each year the event calls on the services of thousands of volunteers to make the magical day come to fruition.
Organisers are seeking enthusiastic performers to sashay down Queen St alongside the magnificently themed floats which have become icons of Auckland’s Christmas culture.
Parade day is not just for the children. Adults who love to dress up are also invited to get involved.
The parade requires a team of fun-loving grown-ups to fulfil marshalling and paraphernalia distribution duties while in costume.
Also required are visionary individuals who can assist in bringing everything together behind the scenes. Help is needed from marshalling to banner carrying to costume minding. If you are interes- ted and are 18 or older you can become involved in the event.
Parade organiser Pam Glaser says the parade needs volunteers who are eager to share in the joy of the season.
‘‘We’re looking for enthusiastic Aucklanders who can help put smiles on the faces of the thousands of spectators who come along on the day.’’
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