Community in unison on kids’ day
Tokoroa Community Collective is South Waikato District Council, South Waikato Pacific Island Community Services, The Salvation Army Tokoroa, Tokoroa Council of Social Services, Child Youth and Family Tokoroa, Raukawa Charitable Trust and Neighbourhood Support.
Free activities were held to celebrate International Children’s Day with the theme Treasure our Children. The events were held at Tokoroa Indoor Pools and Tokoroa Youth park. There was a huge turnout of families with children of all ages for events such as a colouring in competition, face painting; nail polishing; crazy hair, beads and a tattoo table and swimming at the pools along with Healthy Eating and Wellchild checks SKIP Positive Parenting Promotion and barbecue.
In the youth park the Bluelight barbecue and Child Youth and Family team cooked up a storm. There were sack races, tug of war, music; candy floss, a slushy machine and a bouncy castle. Items on stage kept things pumping.
Major sponsors were SKIP Strategies for Kids/ Information for Parents, Trust Waikato David Henry Grant Scheme, South Waikato District Council Community Grants, The Salvation Army Tokoroa. Other sponsors included Auto Mechanix Ltd, Tokoroa Club, Mac Donalds, Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club, South Waikato Safer Community Council, South Waikato Cook Island Wardens, South Waikato Living Without Violence Trust, Bluelight, RICOH, Farmlands, Tokoroa High School, New World Tokoroa, BNZ, RD1, Waihi Ulysses Motor Cycle Club, Linda Steele, Helen Jepsen, Connie Stothers, Marlene Fisher, Jason Taylor, Liz Motu, Lesa Aiga, Rochelle Lemberg. The organising committee’s work was much appreciated too.