New addition to festivities
THE BIG DAY: After Tokoroa’s Big Weekend it is Putaruru’s turn to host its annual Christmas Parade festivities this Friday starting at 6pm.
‘‘This year it will also include carol singing immediately following the parade,’’ Pride in Putaruru manager Lee Robertson said.
Christmas on the Lawn is a first for this year.
‘‘Christmas on the Lawn is a new concept. It is the brainchild of Tracey and Steve Thompson who run Putaruru Hotel. The carol singing segment after the parade will be led by the area’s churches with everyone invited to join in,’’ Lee said.
To date there are 24 floats in the parade.