Crowd gets lift from bal­loon dis­play

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

An es­ti­mated 2000 people showed up to South Waikato’s bal­loon dis­play de­spite the gusty winds.

South Waikato District Coun­cil group man­ager com­mu­nity Amanda Hema said she was pleas­antly sur­prised at the turnout.

‘‘ It was windy but ev­ery­one seemed to have a re­ally good time and no-one seemed to be per­turbed by the fact that only one bal­loon went up.’’

She said chil­dren and adults en­joyed the ob­sta­cle course, pony rides and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

For­est View High School’s Po­line­tia Fa’atasi group per­formed for the ex­cited crowd.

John V was there to cap­ture the fun and ac­tion.

Hav­ing fun: Chil­dren had just as much fun with the bal­loons while they were grounded as they did when they were in the air.

Hot stuff: The crowd were able to see at least one bal­loon filled with hot air.

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