Com­mu­nity in uni­son on kids’ day

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By COLIN BRI­DLE

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.

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