Festival family day fun
The rain came down but it didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 2000 people at Trentham Racecourse’s Interislander Summer Festival Family Race Day on January 24.
A number of Porirua and Tawa residents made the trip over the hill for the day, part of a week of events to celebrate the Wellington Cup Carnival.
There was face-painting, bouncy castles, and plenty of games, with a hotly-contested Fashion in the Field contest.
Many of the post-event headlines concerned the condition of the track and poor weather, but the sun peeked through just enough to ensure crowds went home satisfied.
Tawa’s Holly Dewar was a standout on the day, beating off more than 20 youngsters aged five to 12 in the Little Miss Trentham section.
The six-year-old made the decision to enter the contest herself, said mum Michelle, and her outfit and fabulous hat only took a few days to put together.
‘‘Holly was pretty excited but there was some tough competition out there – she’s only just turned six, so there were plenty of older kids taking part. We’re pretty proud of her.’’
Holly’s prizes included Westfield and Interislander vouchers.
Tawa’s Kalani OhlsonO’Callaghan was asked to take part in the slowest spaghettieating contest. He didn’t win, but said it was a lot of fun.
Going to Trentham with family friends, he enjoyed the fashion show and the ever-present inflatables around the racecourse.
Spaghetti slurping: Kalani Ohlson-O’Callaghan, from Tawa, was one of the brave ones who decided to give the slowest spaghetti-suck competition a go.
Trentham belle: Tawa’s Holly Dewar wowed the judges with her personality and smile to take out the Little Miss Trentham contest at the Cup Carnival family day.