Light fan­tas­tic

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

The gates opened for Toko­roa’s Light Party at 5.15pm and the crowds surged through; 900 chil­dren 12 years and un­der with ap­prox­i­mately 600 par­ents and many oth­ers in fancy dress young and not so young.

The chil­dren were ex­cited and par­ents seemed to en­joy them­selves.

What a great event with bouncy cas­tles, su­per slide, face paint­ing, colour­ing com­pe­ti­tions, fancy dress com­pe­ti­tions, free bar­be­cue, drinks and treats for chil­dren un­der 12 years, a stage show and en­ter­tain­ment.

The par­ents used the cafe and en­joyed watch­ing their chil­dren hav­ing a great time.

The event was or­gan­ised by the lo­cal Toko­roa Min­is­ters As­so­ci­a­tion and sup­ported by a large num­ber of lo­cal spon­sors.

The lo­cal Lions groups do­ing the bar­be­cue and cafe, vol­un­teers from St John, SKIP and a num­ber of churches com­bined to put on the event.

It was pro­moted in a flyer as a safe al­ter­na­tive to Hal­loween.

At home and at school we teach safety and val­ues but when Hal­loween comes along all that goes out the door.

Many par­ents are not happy

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