Food bank appreciates kindness
On behalf of the trustees of the Tokoroa Community Food Bank, on the corner of Roslin Street and Torphin Crescent, we would like to say a huge Thank You to the people of Tokoroa.
We have just the one appeal day each year when the volunteer fire brigade’s members give up their Sunday to help us obtain donations of cans and other food items.
This year the brigade arranged for two St John Ambulance vehicles and their drivers to assist us as well.
Last Sunday the two brigades drove their appliances around every street in the town and out to Amisfield resulting in a truly wonderful response from the people of this town of ours.
It is a privilege to live in such a community. We now have enough cans and packaged food to see us well into 2011. In the 14 years I have been involved with these events, this one has to be the best ever.
Our thanks too, to all the other people who also gave up their Sunday to make the drive such a success.
There are so many individuals and organisations which contributed, thank you to the Pine Needles Patchwork Group, Tokoroa Squash Club, our volunteer team, people who provided their vans and trailers to bring donations in and we are indebted, the Catholic Women’s League, the South Waikato News and the radio stations.
We are also grateful to the many individuals from our community who have helped us with their work and skills, not only last Sunday but all through the year.
Nick Plaistowe Trustee, Tokoroa Community Food Bank Trust
(abridged) Today the South Waikato News runs the first of what will be a regular column from Enivronment Waikato councillor Norm Barker.
The role EW plays in the district is an important one and Mr Barker will be writing for the paper regularly to update readers on what the regional council is doing.
Today’s column can be found on page eight. attention to my dilemma at 3am Sunday recently.
To Dave Morris and Mike Gubb and the other two gentlemen thank you for the professional way you helped us, also for your courtesy and for your wonderful sense of humour, especially at 3 in the morning.
Once again on behalf of myself and my wife, thanks. Tommy Edgar
Tokoroa about their children trick or treating.
Others do not approve of how Halloween celebrates darkness and fear with scary masks, costumes or activities.
Some seek a Halloween alternative because of what they see is a negative influence at Halloween, one that encourages negative or poor behaviour.
It’s a shame the safety message of a growing community event got lost in an outdated view. Colin Bridle