Pau­ata­hanui’s big day a hit

Kapi-Mana News - - LAMB & CALF DAY - By RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

Hopes and prayers were an­swered on Satur­day, when the sun shone for the Pau­ata­hanui School Lamb & Calf Day.

Or­gan­iser, Lau­ren Kennedy, said she had been on edge for weeks as to how the weather would turn out.

But there was no need to worry. The an­nual event, run since 1946, drew at least as many peo­ple as last year – 6000.

‘We were quite blessed with that,’’ Kennedy said.

This year’s show was a bit dif­fer­ent, with events spread out more.

‘‘ It gave peo­ple a lot more room to move around. Fam­i­lies were sit­ting and eat­ing food in the sun and en­joy­ing them­selves, rather than be­ing squashed in with a crowd.’’

While the ex­act to­tal raised will not be known un­til later this week, Kennedy es­ti­mated more than $50,000 was raised.

Don­key day-care: Emily Car­roll, 11, helped look after

Su­per day: Felix, 5, with his brother Asher Thomas, 4, who dressed up for the

oc­ca­sion.

Pho­tos: RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

Woolly hug: Eoin Ryan, 6, with his lamb Bat­lamb.

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