‘Not on’ message is well aired
Tokoroa people were treated to a barbie, chocolates, balloons and fake tattoos at the annual White Ribbon Day last Thursday.
The day is about shedding light and gathering support against violence towards women.
TCOSS, Living without Violence Trust, Safer Community Council and the Police organised the festivities by the Tokoroa Post office.
Tokoroa singers Hama McCaskill and Lisa Middlemiss performed a number of New Zealand hits to entertain the crowd.
Former South Waikato District mayor Gordon Blake lent his cooking skills to the community groups handing out hundreds of sausages.
Community constable, Marian Sherwood said the day was fantastic.
‘‘ We have had so many people come up to see what’s going on; we’ve been able to share the message that violence against women is not on.’’
The festivities shifted to Lake Moananui where there was an organised walk around the lake. More than 100 people took part including Labour MPs Sue Moroney and Stuart Nash who were in Tokoroa for a South Waikato Grey Power meeting.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE: Former South Waikato District mayor Gordon Blake manned the barbecue on White Ribbon Day