Profit doused

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Ter­ri­ble weather frus­trated or­gan­is­ers of Pau­ata­hanui School’s Lamb & Calf Day on Satur­day – but the kids had fun.

Co-or­gan­iser Lauren Kennedy es­ti­mates ‘‘a few thou­sand’’ peo­ple came through the gates, and prof­its from the event were be­tween $20,000 and $25,000, well down on pre­vi­ous years.

‘‘The guy who does the sheep shear­ing, who’s been com­ing here for­ever, reck­ons it’s the worst weather we’ve had.

‘‘The sale of pre-loved cloth­ing went well, though, be­cause par­ents were hav­ing to buy spare clothes due to the kids be­ing out in the rain and mud. They were lov­ing it, danc­ing in the rain.’’

At­trac­tions such as the rock climb­ing wall had to be canned, but Ms Kennedy says stalls were moved inside and ev­ery­one mucked in and made do. The vin­tage cafe was a hit and the raf­fles sold out.

‘‘ There were still plenty of smiles and we were blown away by the num­ber of peo­ple who did come. We had a cou­ple who came from Palmer­ston North be­cause they’d heard about the event and the sup­port from our own community was amaz­ing.’’

For more Lamb & Calf Day pho­tos, visit www.kapi­mananews and our Face­book page.

Best in show: Pau­ata­hanui School pupil Mia Trail, 6, and lamb Rosie, which won top hon­ours on the day.

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