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