Sunny day for sea­son’s greet­ings

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By ES­THER LAUAKI

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.

Wicked step

sis­ters: Cin­derella’s

ugly step­sis­ters catch a

lift to the ball on the back of her car­riage at

the Tawa Com­mu­nity Christ­mas

Pa­rade.

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