Fes­ti­val fam­ily day fun

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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.

Pho­tos: PETE MCDON­ALD

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.

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