Sunny day for season’s greetings
More than 300 people lined Tawa’s Main Rd for the annual Community Christmas Parade on Saturday.
The parade has been run by the local Lions Club for more than a decade and was supported by 26 community groups this year. Parade organiser Mike Baker said it was another ‘‘fantastic’’ event.
‘‘The weather was perfect. I’m sure there’ll be a lot of red faces around this morning. Everyone who was there had a lot of fun. We had a lot of happy kids around and just to see them participate is what it’s all about in the end.’’
About 40 slots in the parade were filled by playgroups, brass bands, Scouts and Girl Guides, Tawa Rugby Football Club, businesses, car clubs and schools.
Cinderella and her wicked step-sisters also made an appearance before Santa rode in on his sleigh, surrounded by cheerful boys and girls.
‘‘There were a few new groups there which was great to see. It’s easy to decorate a small car or vehicle of some sort. A float doesn’t have to be big. We just want to see people participating, that’s what it’s all about. Without the support of those community groups it wouldn’t be as successful as it was,’’ Mr Baker said.
He thanked the Mana Community Grants Trust for its support in making the parade happen.
Merry Christmas: The Filipino community wish season’s greetings during the parade last Saturday.
ugly stepsisters catch a
lift to the ball on the back of her carriage at
the Tawa Community Christmas