Car­ni­val roar­ing suc­cess

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

From waiter derby races on Fri­day to Cup Day on Satur­day and the A&P Show on Sun­day, the Mata­mata Spring Car­ni­val was a week­end jammed full of en­ter­tain­ment.

The fes­ti­val started af­ter a num­ber of Mata­mata res­i­dents took the an­nual Mata­mata A&P Show un­der their wing and trans­formed it into a three-day car­ni­val.

Af­ter months of plan­ning, or­gan­is­ers Jan McIn­tyre and Jane Ewen were thrilled with the end re­sult. ‘‘Ev­ery­one had a great time and it was fan­tas­tic be­cause the crowd could get in­volved at the events,’’ Mrs McIn­tyre said.

Whether it was in the stiletto 500, the horse and jockey race, tug of war or the tal­ent quest, many res­i­dents got stuck in and had a go.

‘‘We are so thank­ful to ev­ery­one who came out and sup­ported the car­ni­val. We had great weather and gate at­ten­dance at the A&P show was huge.’’

Mrs McIn­tyre apol­o­gised that the Story with Rory pup­pet show had to be can­celled af­ter pup­peteer Garry Snape came down with laryn­gi­tis last week. For more pho­tos turn to P6. Also visit www.mata­mat­achron­i­cle.co.nz for ex­tra e-edi­tion pages.

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